Many Christians are practicing stale religiousness. Some of them are extremely devoted to their religious routines, prayers, Bible study, church attendance, charities and devotions which they religiously practice. They are in a routine or a groove, and they feel safe and secure in their religiousness. By the definition and standard of the religiosity that they practice, they are performing well but there is no spirit, no life and no fruit. Their hard work and effort is not bringing glory to Jesus, and so it is fruitless for the kingdom of God.
Their Bible study is like absorbing old stale bread. It is written that “man will not live from bread alone but from every word that proceeds from the MOUTH of God.” The “letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.” 2 Cor.3:6. It is only when we HEAR from Jesus and are LED by His Holy Spirit that we can have LIFE in us and have LIFE flowing through us.
God gave the Israelites manna, bread from heaven, daily fresh bread. They could only pick up enough for the day. If they gathered more and tried to keep it for longer it would go rotten and have worms in it. Jesus is the Bread of Life, the Word of God. We need to HEAR from Him, GATHER of that Bread every day, for that day, then we will have LIFE in us and bear fruit for His kingdom. Without Jesus we can do nothing.
Therefor we pray:”Give us this day, our daily bread.” Have we heard from Jesus, TODAY? Have we HEARD His WORDS OF LIFE, Him speaking to us, or did we feed on old stale bread?
May Jesus bless you.