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04/16/2008

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Eat And Drink - The Bible


"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" (Jer. 15:16).

On Wednesday nights at our church we have a simple meal before we break into our classes. We call it "nourishing our bodies and then our souls." Obviously, feeding our bodies is a part of our physical health. It should be even more obvious that feeding on God's Word is a part of our spiritual health.

As "The Weeping Prophet," Jeremiah knew hardship. He knew discouragement and loneliness and endured persecution. Despite this, he had a fulfilling life. It was fulfilling because of his "spiritual diet." "When your words came, I ate them; they were my joy and my heart's delight." In feeding on God's Word, Jeremiah not only overcame the obstacles of life, but rose above them.

Jesus said it this way, "Man shall not live on bread alone, but by every word that procedes from the mouth of God" (Matt. 4:4 ). To receive the greatest benefit from God's Word, we must make it an integral part of our daily diet. It will give us guidance and wisdom in life situations, and bring comfort to us. The Psalmist says, "Open my eyes that I may see wonderful things in your law" (119:18). We need to read our Bibles with great expectation. Expectation that there is something there personally for us. When we find it, we need to meditate on it (Psa. 1:2). What does it mean? What is it saying to me? How can it help me?

Lets not make the meditation on God's Word just a habit. Lets make it personal! We seek the Lord through His Word. We delight in it. (Psa. 1:2).

Amy Grant wrote the words to a song in 1984 called, "Thy Word." It is based on Psalm 119:105 and Psalm 56:3. Here are the words;

"Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.(Repeat)
When I feel afraid, think I've lost my way, Still You're there right beside me.
Nothing will I fear as long as You are near,
Please be near me to the end."


Have a great day....Make a difference... Love mark Phil. 4:11

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