‘Dry bread’ – can be a metaphorical description of something that is not appetising.
We read a blog, a book, an email, a news item, and it seems dry to us – consequently we remain ‘unfed’.
But then in favour of the communicator – ‘you can please some of the people some of the time but not all etc…’
Dry bread for one person however, can be a happy meal for another.
And that’s why pleasing: ‘all of the people all of the time…’ is an impossibility. Because the meal/message will be ‘dry bread’ to some.
In the Old Testament the people of God, collected fresh manna (food) each day.
But to them it became stale, even though it wasn’t.
And so staleness can be in the people – not in the food.
Stale people spiritually – do not respond to fresh spiritual bread. It doesn’t appeal. It isn’t appetising because their palette is not sympathetic to it.
Their palette is corrupted. It’s like salt …’but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men’.
(To slightly arrest the scripture) – To those who have no taste for it, the food has lost it’s savour.
But the food has not lost it’s flavour/savour – instead the palette of those who are offered the food, can be non-appreciative.
[We see this in Numbers 11/4-6]
This is an illustration of the truth we find in…
I Corinthians 2/14
…the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.
To be able to get the natural man who has no taste for the things of Jesus Christ, – to stop, listen, learn, and respond is impossible. Unless – unless – God touches their heart and mind.
For those who want God to touch them. They must deny their natural appetite (as in earthly thinking) and put themselves in a place where God has their time and attention. It is called prayer and bible meditation.
In that place – low and behold – spiritual food becomes an acquired taste.
In which place, He (God), will eventually serve-up a spiritual meal.
Such folks entering into real prayer will suddenly find the things of God extremely appetising – and such a meal, will change their whole life.
It may not happen straight away – but with patience it will happen. (See also Luke 5/39).
Oh, TASTE AND SEE that the Lord is good; Blessed is the man who trusts in Him!