WEDNESDAY 19TH FEBRUARY, 2020
THEME: EAT THE WORD
PASSAGE: JEREMIAH 15:15-21
MEMORY VERSE: Jeremiah 15:16 “Thy words were found and I ate them and thy words became to me a joy and the delight of my heart, for I am called by thy name, O Lord, God of hosts.”
HYMN: MHB 615- GUIDE ME, O Thou great Jehovah
Man is more of a spiritual being than a physical being. Many do not understand this fact. Hence, they pay unnecessary attention to the physical component of man rather than the spiritual. The result is spiritual deadness in many Christians today. In Jeremiah 15:16, the prophet said: “Your words were found and I ate them and Your Word became to me the gladness and joy of my heart.”
Eating the Word of God does not mean that we should consume it like rice, meat or indomie. Jeremiah’s eating of the Word did not mean physical eating, but a spiritual consumption of the Word of God into his human mind to nourish him spiritually as food. We know that food itself signifies anything that we consume that has the capacity to satisfy, sustain, and strengthen and nourish our mortal bodies. This is what the Word of God does to our human spirit-to nourish our spiritual body. In line with this, Apostle Paul wrote to the brethren in Colosse, advising them to feed on God’s Word by allowing the Word of God to dwell richly in them (Colossians 3:16).
Beloved, for Jeremiah to take God’s Word as his food means that he loved the Word of God and he received it as his Spiritual nourishment and satisfaction. He cannot do without it too. We also can take the Word of God as food and eat it to satisfy our spiritual hunger and cause our heart to be joyful by listening to gospel messages, reading and meditating on the scriptures, and singing Spiritual songs to God daily. Let us desire more of God’s Word than anything else and with it, we can grow to maturity in our Christian faith.
PRAYER: Lord, grant me the grace to feed daily on Your Word for my Spiritual nourishment and strength through Jesus Christ my Lord. Amen.
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