We went to the local supermarket today, and I found myself excited by a sale on Haas avocados and heartbroken that the peaches (that looked so beautiful) felt like the type that rot before they have a chance to ripen. But also, the frozen dinners and snack cakes that I used to crave held very little appeal, especially in comparison to my desire for fresh peaches. And I silently laughed, amused by my gastronomical transformation.
What a metaphor for the way feeding on God's Word transforms a Christian's appetite. The junk of the world becomes less and less appetizing as we acquire a taste for Jesus and the holiness that accompanies knowing Him.
Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good!
Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!
9 Oh, fear the Lord, you his saints,
for those who fear him have no lack!
10 The young lions suffer want and hunger;
but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing. ~~Psalm 34:8-10 (ESV)