Adventure Bible Family Devotions

Wholesome Nutrition

During the class trip to a pizzeria, Raymond was tossing dough to make a crust. “That’s good!” said the restaurant owner. Taking the dough, he placed it on the counter. “Now we add the sauce.” He ladled spicy tomato sauce over the dough. “Next, some mozzarella.” Grabbing a grater, he piled on shredded cheese. “Finally, the toppings.” He chopped up green peppers, onions, olives, and mushrooms. Then he sliced thin circles of pepperoni and arranged everything on the pizza. “Now it’s ready to bake!” Slipping a wooden paddle under the pizza, he slid it into a hot brick oven.

Raymond’s teacher said, “Okay, class. Who can name the food groups on our pizza?”

A girl raised her hand. “Bread, dairy, vegetables, and meat.” “That’s right, Joanna,” said the teacher. As the pizza baked, Raymond grinned. “Mmm. Smells like good nutrition to me!”

Healthy food is important for your body. In the same way, God’s words are vital for your soul. Feed your body good food daily. And be sure to read your Bible and listen to God’s voice, so your spirit will be well fed too.

Bible Verse: Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God. – Matthew 4:4

Live It!: Go to and print the MyPlate symbol to make a poster. Write the words of Matthew 4:4 on it. Tape it on your refrigerator to remind your family to eat right and take in God’s words!

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Today’s reading is a brief excerpt from the NIV Adventure Bible Book of Devotions: 365 Days of Adventure (Zondervan). © 2013 by Zondervan. Used with permission. All rights reserved. Enjoy the complete book by purchasing your own copy at the Bible Gateway Store. The book’s title must be included when sharing the above content on social media.

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