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What did Jesus Say?-About Food?
What did Jesus say about mankind's need for food?
Jesus said: "It is written, man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God." Matthew 4:4
Jesus had been in the wilderness and had fasted for forty days and forty nights, and he knew what it was like to be hungry and physically in need of food. He could have commanded the stones to produce bread for his physical needs, but knew if he did, he would be using his divine power selfishly amiss. As the obedient son of God, he considered it more important to wait upon God and trust his word and promises.
Mankind needs more than physical food, clothing, and shelter for survival. He needs to absorb every word of God into his heart and mind. Every word of God is true and pure, and if obeyed, will bring health, well being, and salvation to both body and soul.
Let us take Jesus 's advice and esteem the word of God more highly than our necessary food