"My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge..." Hosea 4:6
We live in a society that is literally starving.
There is a hunger inside each person crying out to be filled with pure food.
These days perfect food for the body, soul, and spirit is being contaminated by humans and marketed as something desirable. Even though real nourishment is readily available, a vast majority of people are not partaking of it.
The trend seems to be gobbling up "food" that is fast and easily available, without bothering to research what is actually being eaten.
It takes a little time and effort to seek out the facts about what we are being fed, but it is well worth the effort because.....
knowing the results can lead to life----------or----------they can lead to death.
Reading labels of packaged food often reveals the following harmful ingredients: artificial preservatives, artificial flavors, artificial colors, hydrogenated fat, and an enormity of artificial and natural sweeteners.
These products might look and taste good to people because the senses have been dulled from so much exposure to these unnecessary additions to the food. It seems right to eat this junk because people have been bombarded by advertisers saying "you need this--it will satisfy you", "you must have this attractive product today", however.....
research reveals that these artificial man-made inclusions to food prove toxic to our bodies over time.
Don't go by the deceptively enticing pictures, or the large alluring messages on the front label, but instead read the tiny print on the back to discover the truth about what is being sold.
Our Creator God made live, health-promoting food for our bodies---beautiful and delicious vegetables, fruits, whole grains, etc. When you eat these real and perfect foods on a regular basis, the contaminated foods begin to taste really bad--the flavor will be noticeably "off".
Spiritual food is absolutely no different.
The same Creator God who put those living fruits and vegetables on Earth to feed our body also gave us His living Word to nourish our spirit.
Unfortunately, many people do not take the time to read the Bible anymore than they take time to read the small print on labels.
Many teachings today are as man-contaminated as food products are. Some so-called preachers are filling people up with an inferior fake product. These artificial messages are so polished by "fancy advertising" that people are buying them in place of the real thing.
Any preacher or spiritual guru can dress up fancily and speak out from their latest book, their TV program, or from behind a pulpit in the local congregation. This allows them to recite something that they want to sell, and often what is being peddled is their personal view. When the perfect Word of God is infused with man's own thoughts, it makes the message unhealthy for the soul.
Unless the message lines up with pure Biblical Truth it should be discarded, but a person can't really know if the "ingredients" used in the sermon or teaching are harmful until time has been taken to study the Word of Truth. The only way to know Truth is to educate yourself in the Bible to the point that you can literally "taste" the wrongness of those fake messages.
"Solid food belongs to those who are of full age, those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil." Hebrews 5:14.
You have choices of what you put into the body, soul, and spirit. Why, oh why would you want to promote dis-ease by ingesting man-made inferior substances when you could choose the wonderful life-giving body, soul, and spirit nutrition that your Creator intended?
".....Choose Life....." Deuteronomy 30:19