Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered outside the gate. Therefore, let us go forth to him outside the camp, bearing his reproach. For we have no continuing city here, but we seek one to come.
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Someone has said, "We are what we eat." This observation is true, but there are several ways that we eat. Job asked, "Does not the ear try words, and the mouth taste his meat?" (Job 12:11). In a real sense, we eat, or consume what we see and hear, just as our mouths consume food. And in that same real sense, what we allow ourselves to see and hear shapes our spirits, just as what we consume with our mouths affects our physical health.
When you read the Bible with faith, your spirit is being shaped. When you look at the stars and consider the heavens, the "handiwork of God", your heart is being conformed to the image of God's Son. When you hear preaching, you are being shaped; anointed testimonies and singing affect your heart. Godly conversations with humble saints can transform us.
Yes, we are what we eat. And there is food that mortal mouths have never tasted. Jesus lived on that kind of food. He once told his puzzled disciples, "I have food to eat that you do not know about" (Jn. 4:32). But after the day of Pentecost, when those humble disciples had eaten and drunk of the Spirit to the full, they finally understood what their Lord had spoken of.
Have you had a good holiness meal lately?