Steven Furtick says that we can study the Bible so much that it can be harmful. For example, he warns people not to go to churches where they learn about things like the doctrines of grace and “stuff your face until you’re so obese spiritually that you can’t even move.”
Eating God’s Word is an interesting metaphor, given that Jeremiah also used it in Jeremiah 15:16, but in a very different way.
When your words came, I ate them;
they were my joy and my heart’s delight,
for I bear your name,
O LORD God Almighty.
Perry Noble has also told us that we need to go on a spiritual diet:
Christians DO NOT need another Bible study.
David told us when we were supposed to eat in Psalm 1:2.
His delight is in the law of the LORD,
and on his law he meditates day and night.
Two questions for Furtick and Noble:
- How much eating is too much?
- When, besides night or day, are we to stop eating?