“Woe to you who are well fed now,
for you will go hungry.(Luke 6:25a)
A good number of people with the ability to read this article on the internet are able to open the fridge and get something to eat. A particular food item not found in the fridge or cabinet can be purchased at the local grocery store. It is a true blessing to have this privilege. Most take it for granted. What message was Jesus conveying to His followers on this topic?
Did He make this statement to shame people who ate well? Perhaps, His meaning was for there to be a balance in lifestyle and to be considerate of others. Just maybe, He was not speaking of physical food, but He spoke about spiritual food. A person can have access to spiritual materials and opportunities; however his or her spirituality does not result in faith expressed in love. This is all food for thought and requires some meditation on the Word of God. The Holy Spirit will guide believers in Christ Jesus into all truth, and this topic is no different.
Challenge: Believer, live a balanced God fearing life and avoid extremes! Please the Father with love in action!