“I Will Feed My Flock”
“I will feed my flock.”
The only real food of the soul must be of God’s own appointing, preparing, and communicating.
You can never deceive a hungry child. You may give it a plaything but still it cries. It may serve for a few minutes; but the pains of hunger are not to be removed by a doll. A toy horse will not allay the cravings after the mother’s breast.
So with babes in grace. A hungry soul cannot feed upon playthings. Altars, robes, ceremonies, candlesticks, bowings, mutterings, painted windows, intoning priests, and singing men and women; these dolls and wooden horses; these toys and playthings of the religious baby house, cannot feed the soul that, like David, cries out after the living God (Psalm 42:23).
Christ, the bread of life, the manna that came down from heaven, is the only food of the believing soul (John 6:51).
By J.C. Philpot