When a poor man is hungry, it is courtesy to give him something to eat. He will most definitely enjoy the food because to a hungry man anything might taste like honey. However, that will not improve the quality of his life any longer than a couple of days. Conversely, when the same man after being fed is trained to fish, he will be a blessing to his family and his community at large. The same applies to those hungering for the Bread of Life. I have applied myself to follow this principle.
Have you ever noticed that the food that you harvest from your labor taste a little different? There is something special about eating that which God gives through our efforts. My first bible student would confirm this. In fact, what he said almost blew my brain off. After the initial study, we had two more teenagers joining us wanting not only to learn the truth out of God's word but to learn how to fish the truth for themselves.
What the first student had said was that he has not had a working understanding of the bible until now. He had been reading the bible and that's all it was to him. But now, the smile and the glow on his face seemed to agree with his words.
I ask you to take a moment, now and pray for the boys, for the power of God to overshadow all these meager efforts so that the planted seeds may be giant trees under which many will find blessings and glorify God.