Matthew 4:4 NKJV “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.’”
From what we know about natural growth we can draw similar parallels to help us understand what needs to happen for us to grow spiritually. One of the physiological needs most necessary for the natural growth of an individual is food. It is from food that we get the nutrients, and fuel that our body needs to continually function. Jesus in His first temptation quoted from Deuteronomy 8:3. In this chapter of Deuteronomy, Moses was bringing to remembrance the wonderful works of God, and making mention of the fact that God fed Israel with manna from heaven daily. They could not gather up the manna to store, as a demonstration of the fact that they had to learn to depend on God for their survival. This was a type and a shadow of what was to come.
In John 6:35, Jesus asserted, “I am the bread of life…” As believers, we are created in the image and after God’s likeness, and God is a spirit (Joh.4:24). Therefore it follows that we ourselves at the core of our nature are spirit beings. For us to feed our spirits, we must depend on every Word that proceeds from the mouth of God. The spiritual food necessary for the spiritual growth of the believer is the Word of God. Irrespective of what you have a taste for, the Word of God is sufficient to satisfy you. You must take the time out to find Scriptures for your situation, and meditate on them to extract the nutrients therein.
Here are some of the things that benefit you from feeding on God’s Word for your spiritual growth. It is sweet to the taste, sweeter than honey (Ps.119:103). It will bring joy and delight to your heart (Jer.15:16). The food of God’s Word will revive your soul and give you strength (Ps.119:28). It will bring healing and deliver you from destruction (Ps.107:20). It helps clarify your vision (Hab.2:1-4). It builds faith in your heart (Rom.10:9-10).
Scriptures to Meditate: Here’s a link on more Scriptures on God’s Word