All growing up I heard the saying, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” I was reminded of this every time I took a bite of a juicy delicious red apple. Apples provide Vitamin C, prevent heart disease, lowered cholesterol, prevent tooth decay, and protect you from some cancers. If eating an apple a day can physically strengthen us, what can spiritually strengthen us?
We can be spiritually strengthened by spending time in God’s Word every day. By spending time in God’s Word we can learn that God fills our heart with the Lord’s never ending love. God can lower the guilt and shame we build up from our sins by way of the Lord’s forgiveness. In God’s Word we learn that our spirit will never decay, because God has given us the gift of eternal life. God’s Word will help protect you from the temptation that can consume us in this earthly life.
An apple a day may keep the doctor away, and by spending time in God’s Word each day we are better prepared to live in His way.
Strengthen yourselves so that you will live here doing what God wants, not the evil things people want.”
1 Peter 4:2