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YOUR SURVIVAL FOOD
’99 Survival Pak, #2
I’m going to talk to you today on your survival food. I’m doing a series of
messages on Your Survival Pak for ’99, how to survive and thrive as a child of God in
the year 1999. Whatever the year may bring God has given us a survival package and I’m
sharing it with you and trying to lay out before you some matters that will be helpful for
you in the year 1999.
Drop back to the 103rd verse. It says, “How sweet are thy words unto my taste!
Yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth.”
There is a beautiful statement about the Word of God. The Bible is compared
here to a nutritious, delicious food. We are learning more about food nutrition, I guess,
than we have ever learned before. We know that if you are going to be strong, if you are
going to be physically mature, it is important for you to have a good, nutritious diet plan.
You need a combination of proteins and carbohydrates and fat. You need some
vegetables and some fruit. You need some grain. You need to hit the dessert tray
sparingly. And you need to have an overall well-rounded nutritious plan.
I was reading this week a rather sad article about Iraq and the fact that this is the
seventh year of the international embargo and they are not getting the kinds of foods they
need into the land. One of the things they are encountering there among their doctors is
the large number of boys and girls who are malnourished because they are not getting the
proper foods. The article went on to say that the only way to really be whole and healthy
is to have a good nutritious meal
We are talking about a survival plan. I read the story again this week of Captain
Scott O'Grady who was shot down in Bosnia a few years ago. His book is entitled Return
With Honor. It’s a rather fascinating book. It tells about his survival plan and his
survival gear and the fact that for six days, behind enemy lines, he was able to survive.
He gave out of food and water and so he began to have to try to eat off the land. Kids,
one of the things he started eating was ants. He said they kind of tasted a little sour like
lemon. We know that ants are high in protein value. In some cultures they roast ants and
eat them kind of like popcorn. If you want to try something unusual, kids, you might
want to give that a shot sometime. But he understood that in order for him to survive
from whatever source, he had to get as much nutrition as he possibly could. You cannot
be healthy physically if you do not have nutritious.
The same thing is true for you and me who know the Lord. In our spiritual lives,
if we are going to be spiritually strong, then it is important for us to have some nutritious
food. The Bible presents itself as food. It is compared in Psalm 119:103 to honey that is
sweet to the mouth. In many passages of Scripture we are told that the Word of God
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