I’m not ashamed to say that I LOVE MEAT! Yeah, I know that we live in a very calorie-conscious, health-food obsessed world! Ok, so I need to watch my cholesterol and all. But I just love a great cut of beef–like sirloin or a bacon-wrapped fillet–don’t get me going. But, in addition to “meat” as in physical food, I’m also concerned about people’s diet and hunger with regard to spiritual food! My personal opinion is that the diet and hunger of the average evangelical believer is far too meager and calorie-deficient. Maybe the church needs to hire an onsite “dietician” to help people with their spiritual diets just like HyVee does for their physical diets!? I really think that the average church is serving a diet that way too light on “meat and potatoes.” You know, the meat of the Word–the deep, sound doctrine on which Paul told Pastor Timothy to be “constantly nourished” on(1 Tim. 4:6) and to “Pay close attention” to(1 Tim. 4:16). In Hebrews 5:14 we read, “Solid food is for the mature, who because of practice have their senses trained to discern good and evil.” I hear many people today rant and rave about how the church has lost it’s “discernment.” Isn’t it interesting that the writer to Hebrews links discernment to diet–“solid food” or meat and actually practicing or exercising what they know and believe. So, what are you feeding on? What does your church “serve” it’s congregation. Is your spiritual diet simply milk or are you showing “maturity” in chewing on the meat of the Word and then walking that out as you challenge others to go deeper with God? I’d just like to say, “Where’s the MEAT?”