Episode 81 – You Are What You Eat
This week Forrest and Philip talk about words. Words are powerful. But the power is found in how you engage with it; and what words you engage with. A lot of people handle the Word but do we really eat it? We may have tasted it and found it to be sweet, but have we swallowed this, often times, bitter pill. We follow a few scriptures that show how God used men of God to reveal how engaged we should be with His Word. It’s all about studying, but not studying to memorize, but studying to understand and act upon. There’s a lot to eat in this episode, so dig in. Bon appétit!
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Proverbs 18:20-21 “A man’s belly shall be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth; and with the increase of his lips shall he be filled. Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.”
Your words were found, and I ate them, and your words became to me a joy and the delight of my heart, for I am called by your name, O Lord, God of hosts.
And he said to me, “Son of man, eat whatever you find here. Eat this scroll, and go, speak to the house of Israel.” So I opened my mouth, and he gave me this scroll to eat. And he said to me, “Son of man, feed your belly with this scroll that I give you and fill your stomach with it.” Then I ate it, and it was in my mouth as sweet as honey.
Revelation 10:8-10 (NLT)
8 Then the voice from heaven spoke to me again: “Go and take the open scroll from the hand of the angel who is standing on the sea and on the land.”
9 So I went to the angel and told him to give me the small scroll. “Yes, take it and eat it,” he said. “It will be sweet as honey in your mouth, but it will turn sour in your stomach!” 10 So I took the small scroll from the hand of the angel, and I ate it! It was sweet in my mouth, but when I swallowed it, it turned sour in my stomach.
Deuteronomy 8:3 New Living Translation (NLT)
3 Yes, he humbled you by letting you go hungry and then feeding you with manna, a food previously unknown to you and your ancestors. He did it to teach you that people do not live by bread alone; rather, we live by every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord.
Matthew 4:4 (NLT)
4 But Jesus told him, “No! The Scriptures say, ‘People do not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’[a]”
I hold back my feet from every evil way, in order to keep your word. I do not turn aside from your rules, for you have taught me. How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!
I have not departed from the commandment of his lips; I have treasured the words of his mouth more than my portion of food.
More to be desired are they than gold, even much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and drippings of the honeycomb.
Your testimonies are my heritage forever, for they are the joy of my heart.
Oh how I love your law! It is my meditation all the day.
The law of your mouth is better to me than thousands of gold and silver pieces.