Hunger

“Your words were found, and I ate them, and Your word was to me the joy and rejoicing of my heart; for I am called by Your name, O LORD God of hosts.” – Jeremiah 15:16 (NKJV)

Jeremiah was given many difficult assignments, often delivering messages that were guaranteed to generate resistance, and make him unpopular.

Facing these struggles, he constantly found himself returning to God’s Word, where he found reassurance and confirmation. This is how he stayed in tune with Him. The Word became like food: the sustenance of his life. It wasn’t an option, but something he needed for his very existence. He could not live without it.

It gave him purpose and direction. It provided him with perspective and understanding. Strength and confidence. It kept him from evil and prevented him from drifting into sin. It gave him wisdom and discernment. It was the “joy and rejoicing” of his heart.

In contrast, many people today never read the Bible. Others only read out of a sense of obligation or duty. For them it’s not a joy or a priority. They do not understand that this is not an ordinary book. It is “living and powerful” (Hebrews 4:12).

No matter how long we have been Christians, we need to remember the importance of hungering for the Bible. Making this a priority of every day. Never taking it for granted. Reading it. Studying it.
Ask God to give you a greater hunger for His Word. Approach the Word in the same way that you think about food: Something you need for your very life. Realize that, without it, you are lost and vulnerable.

This Word provides you with God’s wisdom. It will equip you to make the right decisions. It will give you discernment and understanding. And it will give you spiritual strength and equip you to face your challenges.

What a privilege! What a joy!

Today’s Inspiration Prayer
Father, thank You for the power of Your Word. It is precious to me. I need it every day to know what how to live. Reveal more of Your truth to me. I praise You. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Further Reading: Jeremiah 15
STAY BLESSED
SOURCE: Culled from InTouch Ministries.

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