Now when the tempter came to Him, he said, “If You are the Son of God, command that these stones become bread.” But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.’ ” (Matthew 4:3-4)
Just as your body is sustained by food, your soul is sustained by the word of God. You wouldn’t dream of eating poison. Yet, if you feed upon the doctrines and philosophies of men that is exactly what you are putting into your heart. Such things never satisfy your soul; indeed, they starve you of the spiritual nutrients you need for spiritual health. Trying to live without the word of God is starving yourself of the salvation, joy and living hope it gives. Bring your life into harmony with God’s word and you will have life abundantly.