I was flipping through my bible earlier today, not really looking for anything in particular just skimming, seeing if anything caught my eye. I came across a passage in the book of Matthew that I had read countless times and just kind of played off.
1Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.
2And after He had fasted forty days and forty nights, He then became hungry.
3And the tempter came and said to Him, “If You are the Son of God, command that these stones become bread.”
4But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘MAN SHALL NOT LIVE ON BREAD ALONE, BUT ON EVERY WORD THAT PROCEEDS OUT OF THE MOUTH OF GOD.'”
The last verse of this passage caught my eye in particular, I had always read Jesus’ response but never really thought about it much. However as I looked at it this time I came to an epiphany. “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.” Jesus was saying more than that we should simply read the Word and take it to heart. He was saying that it should be sustenance for us. That like bread it should fill us up physically to hear what God has to say to us. After I came to this realization I started to read over the passage before it.
“And after He had fasted forty days and forty nights, He then became hungry.”
This passage might not seem like anything special, but look closely. It says after he fasted for fourty days and nights he then became hungry. You might think “well duh, the guy didn’t eat anything for fourty days of course he was hungry”. But look closer “And after He had faster forty days and forty nights, He THEN became hungry”. This passage says that for those forty days he was out fasting and dwelling on the word of God he was fine, The Word was litteraly his food for forty days and only after he stopped his fasting and praying did he get hungry.
This might not mean anything to you at all, but I figured that I’d post on it anyways just to hopefully shed a little bit of light on some things for younger belivers that might stumble across my site. Have a good day and God bless. !)avid