“Hearken diligently to Me, and eat what is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness.” Isaiah 55:2b
Did the title draw you in? Did you imagine yourself savoring a hot fudge sundae or some other delectable treat? Well, a hot fudge sundae may satisfy the flesh, but God says to delight your soul in fatness! And to do that we must listen to Him and eat what is good.
“O taste and see that the LORD is good.” Psalm 34:8
How do we taste? How do we eat what is good? God’s Word is our spiritual food. We taste of the Lord by meditating on His Word, studying to find hidden treasures, memorizing His Word so we can hide it in our hearts and not sin against God. (Psalm 119:11)
If we taste of the Lord and walk in His ways, our lives will be good. We will be armed to avoid temptation, we will be tuned to listen to His direction in every situation, and we will avoid the pitfalls of life.
Remember the enemy is seeking to devour us. We must be constantly on our guard. We must be armed with the Sword of the Spirit.
We can have an unlimited diet of God’s Word. We can delight in fatness—the richness of God’s word. Remember the promise for seeking God is to be completely satisfied, full, fat! Things stored up for use when our energy is low.
Fat has gotten somewhat of a bad rap. In the flesh, too much of the wrong kind is harmful, but if we look at the benefits of fat in our diet, we can better understand this scripture without applying all the negative connotations to the word.
Fat supplies energy for growth, healthy skin, vitamin absorption, regulation of bodily functions, and insulates the body by providing support and cushioning for the organs.
What a metaphor! So if we apply the metaphor, we can see that studying God’s Word provides spiritual growth, a shining countenance, an absorption of the daily requirements needed to walk the walk, physical health in the body, and protection for our organs—primarily our heart for God. Awesome!
Study the Word today. Start getting fat, and delight in it! It is good for the soul.
Until next time,
 Scott, Jennifer R. “Dietary Fat – Information About Dietary Fat.” Weight Loss. About.com, 28 June 2010. Web. 01 Feb. 2012. <http://weightloss.about.com/od/nutrition/a/blfatfacts.htm>.