“But He answered and said, ‘It is written, ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God’’” (Matthew 4:4).
The BMI (Body Mass Index) is, more often than not, an unfriendly and indicting number. It is also utilized by the National Center of Health Statistics to indicate that nearly three-fourths of Americans are obese. Our insatiable appetites aren’t for a want of food but nutrition. Processed foods, and the empty calories they provide, deprive us of the nutrients our bodies desire. Thus, we remain hungry. Jesus’ statement is a reminder to crave more in life. This world is a pantry filled with the empty calories of material desires. The satisfaction they offer is only for the moment and will not bring the fullness that only the table of God can provide.