Feed Ourselves First
In our daily life, we seldom forget to take our meals regularly, especially for those who are health conscious. Not only do they take their meals on time, they also make sure that they have a balanced diet. Of course, there may be a few occasions when we miss our meals because of our busy schedules.
How are we taking our spiritual meals today? Do we take them regularly? Do we have a balance diet? Or do we just focus on those bible passages that we like? Are we so busy that we give our spiritual meals a miss? The Bible tells us that man shall not live by bread alone. This implies that spiritual meals are actually more important than physical meals. We can miss our meals through fasting, but we cannot miss our spiritual meals. This is also true for those who are teachers of the Bible. Ironically, Bible teachers often forget to feed themselves while preparing spiritual food for others. But the truth is that we must always feed ourselves first before we can feed others. Or else we faced the risk of running on empty tanks. We should always encounter the truths of God first so that they bring conviction to our hearts before we can teach others effectively. Don’t think that we are so noble because we sacrifice our time to prepare our teaching without feeding ourselves first. We may just be serving God with our knowledge and not with our hearts. This is perhaps the only thing that we should get selfish about. Always feed ourselves first before we feed others.