A MAN go can 12 days
Of course, the length of time these can last without food will vary according to the different species, especially with insects, birds and fish, but Professor Carlson gives a time some species are able to survive.
The inescapable fact is that food is ESSENTIAL for all life forms, whether mankind, animals or plant life. ALL can go without food; some longer than others, but there comes a time when no food equals no life.
WHAT ABOUT SPIRITUAL LIFE?
Jesus said in Matthew 4:4
Man shall not live by bread alone,
but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.
If you abide in My Word, you are My disciples indeed.
And you shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free.
2 Timothy 3:16-17 tells us
All Scripture is given by inspiration of God and is profitable
for doctrine (what IS right),
for reproof (what is NOT right)
for correction (how to GET right)
for instruction in righteousness (how to STAY right)
that the man of God may be complete,
thoroughly equipped for every good work.
It is clear from Scripture that the Word of God is our spiritual food.
So the thoughts of Professor Carlson presents a challenge for each of us . . .
Am I a BIRD Christian – able to go 9 days without spiritual food?
Or maybe a DOG or TURTLE Christian . . . Or worse?
(remember: there comes a time when no food equals no life)
Let’s put it another way . . .
Am I at the COD LIVER OIL stage of Bible reading
– taking it like medicine because it is supposed to be good for us.
Or at the SHREDDED WHEAT stage
– dry and boring, but nourishing
The entrance of Your Word gives light:
it gives understanding to the simple.
Your Word is a lamp to my feet
and a light to my path.