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Scripture often uses analogies comparing food to God’s Word or God’s provision. This article is a "feast" of Scriptures, insights, and related 1-minute devotions.

Scripture often uses analogies comparing food to God’s Word or God’s provision. In fact, Jesus is called the Bread of Life. 

Below are some different ways that food analogies are used in the Bible. In addition, you’ll find links to 1-minute devotions that use food analogies. So pull your chair up to the table and enjoy this “feast” of truths about God’s Word. It’s low calorie and rich in protein and nutrients!

✅1. God’s Word is often compared to daily bread, daily nutrition to keep us healthy.

✔Job 23:12: “I have not departed from the commands of his lips; I have treasured the words of his mouth more than my daily bread.”

✔Matthew 4:4: "It is written: 'Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.'"

✔Deuteronomy 8:3: He humbled you, causing you to hunger and then feeding you with manna, which neither you nor your ancestors had known, to teach you that man does not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of the LORD.

🍓 Suggested Devotions:

Scripture often uses analogies comparing food to God’s Word or God’s provision. This article is a "feast" of Scriptures, insights, and related 1-minute devotions.
What’s On Your Menu
Imagine a food that guarantees spiritual health....no need to imagine. There is one. This 1-minute devotion explains. 

Vibrant, Healthy Christians “Eat” Right
We need spiritual “health foods” to counter the influences of spiritual “junk foods.” This 1-minute devotion offers examples.

Filling our Hearts with the Right Spiritual Food
This 1-minute devotion compares our diet with our spiritual nutrition. Enjoy these Scriptures that compare God's Word to nourishing food.

✅ 2. We're told that God's Word tastes good:

Psalm 19:9-11: The fear of the LORD is pure, enduring forever. The decrees of the LORD are firm, and all of them are righteous. They are more precious than gold, than much pure gold; they are sweeter than honey, than honey from the honeycomb. By them your servant is warned; in keeping them there is great reward.

Psalm 34:8: “Taste and see that the Lord is God.” 

🍋 Suggested Devotions
Scripture often uses analogies comparing food to God’s Word or God’s provision. This article is a "feast" of Scriptures, insights, and related 1-minute devotions.

Dark Chocolate Bible
This 1-minute devotion compares the taste and benefits of dark chocolate to the "taste" and benefits of God's Word. Taste and see that the Lord is good!

🍌Peeling Back the Blessings
The humble banana is one of millions of little blessings God has scattered in our lives. This 1-minute devotion explains 6 benefits of bananas.

Eat the Comb
This 1-minute devotion explains why it's perfect for God's Word to be compared to honey.

What I Learned About God from Cartoons & Cinnamon Rolls! This 1-minute devotion highlights the joy of time spent with God and the meaning of Psalm 84:10.

Scripture often uses analogies comparing food to God’s Word or God’s provision. This article is a "feast" of Scriptures, insights, and related 1-minute devotions.
🍒My Compliments to the Ultimate Candy Maker
This fun devotion takes a look at God's details in creation - details that make our lives enjoyable. The humble cherry for example.


🍰Piece ‘a Cake
You might be surprised at the encouragement in this 1-minute devotion because it deals with repeated trials in our lives!

Cookie Thieves
Jumping to conclusions is foolish. We need to get our facts straight before judging ourselves or others.

✅ 3. God’s Word is compared to a “feast” and “the richest of foods”:

Psalm 36:7-8: “How priceless is your unfailing love, O God! People take refuge in the shadow of your wings. They feast on the abundance of your house; you give them drink from your river of delights.”

Psalm 63:5: “I will be fully satisfied as with the richest of foods; with singing lips my mouth will praise you.”

🍉Suggested Devotions:

Scripture often uses analogies comparing food to God’s Word or God’s provision. This article is a "feast" of Scriptures, insights, and related 1-minute devotions.
🧂Seasoned with Salt
Colossians 4:6 is a one-sentence guide to Christian speech, and it says our speech should be "seasoned with salt." This 1-minute devotion explains.

The Gospel is Not a Buffet
Many people treat the Bible like items on a buffet line. This 1-minute devotion explains how this is done and why it should never be done.

Nourishing Our Souls
There are "fast food" life choices as well, attracting our attention with worldly pleasures. They beckon us to give our time, effort, and devotion to things that won't nourish our souls.. Nourishing Our Souls Requires Wise Choices

✅4. God fills our mouths with His Word to “eat” and share:

Psalm 81:10: “I am the Lord your God, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt. Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it.”

Jeremiah 15:16: When your words came, I ate them; they were my joy and my heart's delight, for I bear your name, LORD God Almighty.

🍎Suggested Devotions

Scripture often uses analogies comparing food to God’s Word or God’s provision. This article is a "feast" of Scriptures, insights, and related 1-minute devotions.
Comfort Foods and God’s Comfort
This 1-minute devotion gives insights into our "God of all comfort" and our mistake of looking for comfort elsewhere.

The Most Important Thing
Jesus made it very clear in this passage of Scripture that He wasn't interested in fancy meals as much as in this one "necessary" thing. This 1-minute devotion explains.

✅ 5. Our Food is to do God’s will:

John 4:32-34: “But he said to them, ‘I have food to eat that you know nothing about.’ Then his disciples said to each other, ‘Could someone have brought him food?’ ‘My food,’ said Jesus, ‘is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work.’”

🍊Suggested Devotions:  

Scripture often uses analogies comparing food to God’s Word or God’s provision. This article is a "feast" of Scriptures, insights, and related 1-minute devotions.
Why Christians are meant to be like Vitamin C
Christians are called "salt" and "light," but we also have some resemblances to "Vitamin C." This 1-minute devotion explains.

Don’t Give God Your Leftovers
Thanksgiving leftovers can be a good thing or a bad thing, but one kind of leftovers are always bad. This 1-minute devotion explains.

✅6. We must not spend our lives "eating" food that Spoils.

John 6:27: Do not work for food that spoils, but for food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. For on him God the Father has placed his seal of approval."  

🍴Suggested Devotions:  

Scripture often uses analogies comparing food to God’s Word or God’s provision. This article is a "feast" of Scriptures, insights, and related 1-minute devotions.
Do You Want Food that Spoils?
Jesus said some crowds followed Him for the wrong reasons. Some people today do the same. This 1-minute devotion explains.

Guarding our Reputation (Deadly Cantaloupes)
Contaminated Cantaloupes were put on the market, causing sickness and death. The farmer chose to skip an important safeguard, something we can do spiritually. 

How to Avoid Spiritual “Spam”
There's nothing wrong with spam unless it's on the internet or part of Christian teaching. This 1-minute devotion explains.

Read the Label
We look out for artificial ingredients in our food. We should look out for them in our spiritual life as well.  

Scripture often uses analogies comparing food to God’s Word or God’s provision. This article is a "feast" of Scriptures, insights, and related 1-minute devotions.
Hidden Ingredients and Hidden Agendas
Just like hidden ingredients in processed foods can make us unhealthy, hidden agendas in entertainment can affect our spirits.

4 Ingredients in Spiritual Junk Food
This 1-minute devotion identifies 4 junk food teachings that some Christians believe. Beware of these!

✅7. Jesus Himself is our “Bread of Life”:

John 6:35 (48): “ Then Jesus declared, ‘I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.’”

This is seen in communion:
John 6:53–58: “Jesus said to them, ‘Very truly I tell you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day. For my flesh is real food and my blood is real drink. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me, and I in them. Just as the living Father sent me and I live because of the Father, so the one who feeds on me will live because of me. This is the bread that came down from heaven. Your ancestors ate manna and died, but whoever feeds on this bread will live forever.’” 

🍞 Suggested Devotions

Scripture often uses analogies comparing food to God’s Word or God’s provision. This article is a "feast" of Scriptures, insights, and related 1-minute devotions.
Are you Hungry?
These thoughts about our need for both daily bread and daily Jesus will encourage you to "eat well" spiritually.

Collect it Daily
Don't miss these incredible lessons that God teaches us in both Old and New Testaments in regard to Manna, how it was collected and why - Deuteronomy 8:3; Matthew 4:4

Creating an Appetite for Things of God
Romans 12:2 tells us to lose our appetite for certain things and create an appetite for other things. This 1-minute devotion explains.

✅8. We start with milk, but we must advance to solid foods:

1 Peter 2:2-3: Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, now that you have tasted that the Lord is good.

Hebrews 5:12–13: In fact, though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you the elementary truths of God’s word all over again. You need milk, not solid food! Anyone who lives on milk, being still an infant, is not acquainted with the teaching about righteousness.

🍦Suggested Devotions:  

Scripture often uses analogies comparing food to God’s Word or God’s provision. This article is a "feast" of Scriptures, insights, and related 1-minute devotions.
Are you a Bottle-fed or a Meat-eating Christian?
Scripture uses this analogy for an important reason. This 1-minute devotion can help you determine if you're a milk drinking or meat-eating Christian.

“Pieces Parts” Doesn’t Work for Scripture
Do you know that many Christians treat the Bible like Chicken Nuggets....and that's a bad thing. This 1-minute devotion explains.

Our Souls are in Conflict
The aisles in Grocery stores tell us something about the conflict in our souls.

✅9. Jesus said that the Pharisees "swallowed camels."

Matthew 23:24: You blind guides! You strain out a gnat but swallow a camel.
 

🍕 Suggested Devotion:

Scripture often uses analogies comparing food to God’s Word or God’s provision. This article is a "feast" of Scriptures, insights, and related 1-minute devotions.
Did Jesus Really Say That About Swallowing a Camel?
This 1-minute devotion discusses the meaning of this well-known statement of Christ.


🍔 Devotions that explain why Christians do not need to obey Old Testament dietary laws:

What Scripture Says About Old Testament Dietary Laws
The Hebrew Roots Movement is gaining popularity and deceiving genuine believers with claims that we must keep Old Testament dietary and ceremonial laws. We need to be aware of the way this movement misuses Scripture.

Scripture often uses analogies comparing food to God’s Word or God’s provision. This article is a "feast" of Scriptures, insights, and related 1-minute devotions.
🍤Does God Hate Shrimp and Other Dumb Questions
There are lots of dumb questions circulating in regard to Old Testament laws. This 1-minute devotion offers a way to test whether an Old Testament law applies to us today.

🍋1-Minute devotions that praise God for the way He created foods for our enjoyment:

Scripture often uses analogies comparing food to God’s Word or God’s provision. This article is a "feast" of Scriptures, insights, and related 1-minute devotions.
Sweet Lemons
Did you know that the lemon shows us some wonderful truths about God's creation and His ability to use something sour for our good.

🦃Let’s Talk Turkey
God could have created so much less variety than He did. This 1-minute devotion ponders some fun facts about Turkey and a wonderful truth about God.

🥜God Revealed the Secrets of the Peanut
This former slave changed the United States by his prayer to unlock the secrets of the universe. This 1-minute devotion explains.

The Smell of Coffee and God’s Design
You might be surprised by this fact about the smell of coffee and also by these facts about other influences in our environment.

☕1-Minute devotions with coffee analogies.  

Scripture often uses analogies comparing food to God’s Word or God’s provision. This article is a "feast" of Scriptures, insights, and related 1-minute devotions.
Caffeine-free or Extra Espresso
What ordering in a different language taught me about God - a story that is both humorous and profound!

Decaf Devotions
What are you looking for in your Christians walk: things that challenge you and help you grow or "decaf" devotions? This 1-minute devotion explains.

🍫A World Without Chocolate and Coffee
Shortages of Coffee and Chocolate would bother many people, but Matthew 4:4 puts these things in perspective.

Better than Morning Coffee…Really!
Coffee has some great benefits for our health and well-being, but Scripture is even better. Compare these lists.

Scripture often uses analogies comparing food to God’s Word or God’s provision. This article is a "feast" of Scriptures, insights, and related 1-minute devotions.

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