Someone has said, "after a good meal one can forgive anybody, even one's relatives". There does seem to be a better nature about a person when the stomach is full. Not too much and not too little, but just enough to ease one into a sweet disposition. "Dad can I ride my bike down to the creek and swim with my friends at the swimming hole?" might be answered with a cranky and adamant, "No", before supper, but afterwards with eyes barely open, Dad grins and says, "sure you can go and take some watermelon with you".
It seems to me that there is also much value from spiritual meals. We may have a tendency from time to time get quick tempered, to forget what it means to be a good husband or wife, or we may become over indulgent in the things of the world, or we may be tempted to be a bit unfair when balancing the scales, or speaking the truth, or controlling the tongue, when it comes to gossip and coarse language, and we may through the experiences of life become cynical and ungrateful. In such cases there is nothing like a good meal from the word of God. A little bread from heaven. Some seem to be allergic to food for thought but we should not be, it could be just what's needed.
When the soul feeds upon the word of God the soul is refreshed. All things are made right. Everything finds it's proper place. The Psalmist said, "How sweet are Thy words to my taste! Yes, sweeter than honey to my mouth! From Thy precepts I get understanding; Therefore I hate every false way" (Psalm 119:103-104). The country was better off when we had the practice of gathering in our homes around our tables for our meals, and we also gathered as families in our pews to hear from our God. Both of these meals had a way of setting things right.
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