Revelation 2:17 NIVUK
Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who is victorious, I will give some of the hidden manna…
Matthew 4:4 NIVUK
Jesus answered, ‘It is written: “Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.”’
Despite the practice of many parents seeking to occupy their children, you shouldn’t feed bread to the ducks. Apparently all it does is fill them up with food that doesn’t nourish them at all. So it was for the Church at Pergamum. They were eating food offered to idols, food which spiritually would give them no nourishment whatsoever. Where do we turn to for nourishment spiritually as well as physically?
In contrast, the prize Jesus promises to those who are victorious is hidden manna (manna was the name of the ‘cornflakes-style’ food that God mysteriously feed the Israelites with during the exodus from Egypt to Israel). This heavenly food will sustain them – and us – if we remain faithful to God.
Father, help me to fill myself only with good food today.