Vitamins for the Soul

My very funny friend, Jenny, has a sidebar on her blog titled “Really Bad Church Signs”. My eyes made a beeline for it, as I have been thinking of posting about some of the local church signs I see on our thrice-weekly drives to church. I just can’t seem to remember them long enough to make it here.

This one I remember because it bothers me. Plus, it is been up for about 2 months.

“The Bible – Vitamins for your soul”

Well, what is wrong with that? Vitamins are mostly a good thing, enabling our bodies to carryout certain vital functions and can prevent a number of diseases. However, too much can cause significant physical damage. Throw me something ‘health related’ and I’m on it!

Merriam-Webster says:

|ˈvītəmən|
noun
any of a group of organic compounds that are essential for normal growth and nutrition and are required in small quantities in the diet because they cannot be synthesized by the body.

See that — “Required in small quantities”. That is what is wrong with that statement and why it doesn’t sit right. The Bible is not something that we need in small quantities. Small quantities is like the leaven in the bread. Take some scripture out of context and see what happens to small quantities – heresies happen this way.

Our soul requires & longs for large amounts of God’s Word on a frequent basis. Nourish our heart, body, and soul on the Bible and we won’t go looking for other things. We’re not yearning for mere vitamins, a supplement that we might take when we remember, to fill the void. We yearn for the very word of God Himself. It is the words from God’s heart to ours that gives us vitality, strength, and endurance for this thing called our christian walk.

John 6:27 Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for him hath God the Father sealed.

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2 Responses to Vitamins for the Soul

  1. Elaine says:

    So very true.

    The sign would have been better to say, “The Bible – Water for the Soul.”

  2. Very true, Sheri!

    That would be good, Elaine.

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