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When teaching His disciples about trusting God, Jesus told them: “Do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear. Life is more than food, and the body more than clothes” (Luke 12:22, 23 NIV). Another time, when Jesus’ disciples were urging Him to eat, Jesus told them: “My food is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work” (John 4:34 NIV). That echoed what Jesus had said earlier when Satan tried to tempt Him to turn stone into bread. Jesus, who was still fasting, responded, “Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God” (Matthew 4:4 NIV).
Clearly, Jesus prioritized spiritual nourishment, which He defined as taking in God’s Word and doing God’s Will, as more important than even eating.
If we believe Jesus, then we will believe that true satisfaction will never be found in satiating our own desires, and instead of running after the emptiness of the world, we will seek God. “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,” Jesus said, “for they will be filled” (Matthew 5:6 NIV).
Are you feeling empty? Then turn to God’s Word for nourishment and do His will to find true, lasting fulfillment.

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