When our bodies lack certain vitamins there will soon be signs of those deficiencies. Lack of vitamin A causes night blindness. Lack of vitamin B causes blemished skin, hair loss & insomnia. Lack of vitamin C causes bleeding gums, loose teeth, muscle aches, dry hair & skin. Lack of vitamin D causes weak bones.
When our soul lacks the intake of God’s Word it won’t be long before we see outward signs of depression, bitterness, selfishness, arrogance & so on.
God’s Word produces virtue, a sense of purpose, a relaxed mental attitude, inner strength, beauty & happiness. Without it we shouldn’t be surprised when our soul is deficient – lacking meaning & causing a huge cavity that we constantly try to fill with all sorts of meaningless worldly rubbish.
When deficient in something, the smart thing to do is identify what is missing & remedy it.
Luke 4:4 (NKJV): But Jesus answered him, saying, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.’”