Chewing on Wisdom

Psalm 37:31-32

The saying ’we are what we eat’ is true not only about the health of our bodies but the health of the soul also. 


What goes inside our mouths shows off either on our hips or through our lips. 

“Righteous chews on wisdom like a dog on a bone, rolls virtue around on his tongue. His heart pumps God’s Word like blood through his veins; his feet are as sure as a cat’s.”

Psalm 37:30-31 MSG 

What we consume, we transform into.


We ‘force’ our kids to eat their vegetables, emphasising their health benefits, but somehow ignore the diet of the soul. Body is for a lifetime, the soul is for eternity!

I don’t know why but we tend to be less intentional when it comes to what they hear and the materials they read and watch.

We ourselves pick up the Bible, on the other hand, and at first, it feels ‘hard’ to chew and digest and we conclude ‘it’s hard and complex taste.’

So, we choose to feed on ‘easy and sweet’ food that soon turn into heavy weight to carry. Their wisdom does not keep us in the long run. That’s why when we face trouble and problems we haven’t got the energy and the strength to handle them.

What we have been chewing and consuming is not sustaining our lives. 

The word of God, on the other hand, might feel hard to chew at first, but the sweetness that it contains it is slowly released and stored in our spiritual muscles building a strong body and mind for living.

What are you chewing on lately? Is it benefiting you and your health or weakning your immunity?

( See Hebrews 4:12, John 1:1, 2 Timothy 3:16-17)