We are always looking for great places to eat in the Clearwater area, so we usually ask people their preference if we know they’ve been in the area for a long time. Unfortunately, some people aren’t as picky about their food as we are. We asked a resident of our community for a list of their favorites, and they gave us a string of restaurants. After about the third restaurant we visited, we decided to throw away the list they gave us because their quality food and atmosphere weren’t as high as ours. Don’t get me wrong, we enjoy a dive bar occasionally, but when your favorite thing to do is eat, you look for quality in your food, and besides that, I prefer a restaurant instead of a bar.
Here is the comparison: when you love the Word of God and pure spiritual food, you learn the difference between the truth and almost the truth; it tastes different. The truth is as sweet as honey on our lips, and we can’t get enough of it. Food from another source is coated with lies that your itching ears want to hear to make you think what you are getting is good. It’s like putting barbecue sauce on brisket; it shouldn’t need it if cooked to perfection and seasoned correctly. Know your Bible; it will help you discern between a good food source and a substandard.
for everyone who lives on milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, since he is a child. But solid food is for the mature, for those who have their powers of discernment trained by constant practice to distinguish good from evil. Hebrews 5:13-14