SPIRITUAL UNDERWEIGHT

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1 Peter 2:2 KJV
As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby

Body Mass Index (BMI) is an index used for categorizing people as underweight, normal, overweight or obese. Those classified as underweight (less than 18.5) on this index, have low body mass and risk suffering or in worse cases, dying from malnutrition and other low immune system related diseases. Medical advice must be consulted to bring about a healthy change.

Spiritual underweights are those who are spiritually malnourished (Hosea 4:6). They’re without strength and are too weak to withstand life’s trials (Proverbs 24:10). They exhibit an anorexic attitude to God’s Word and because of this are unstable and are still dominated by the sinful nature.

This anorexic attitude to the Word (Mark 4:15) as well as the inability to be planted where its truths are genuinely practiced makes for an open invitation to the wily attacks of the devil. It is an immune system (Ephesians 6:16) deficient state as its defense promoter in the Word of God is lacking (Romans 10:17).

From our verse of scripture, we are expected to grow (in grace and in the knowledge of Christ – 2Peter 3:18) and this growth starts first with our DESIRE for the Word of God. The more we desire and feed on God’s word, the more we prosper in life (Joshua 1:8), are resistant to sin (Psalm 119:11), are fruitful (Mark 4:20), are able to discern Satan’s lies (John 10:4-5), are emotionally stabilized (Psalm 19:7, James 1:20-21) and are ultimately healthy (Proverbs 4:20-21).

Begin a new, fitter and healthier spiritual lifestyle today by living and feeding on the Word of God.

Prayer: Father I receive Your grace today to help me receive, retain and reproduce good fruits in and through Your Word in Jesus Name.
-Chibo E.C.

Yearly Bible Reading: Joshua 16-20 (In Devotional Audio)

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