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Satiated or Starving?

Had anything good to eat lately? I have been asked many times if I cook around our home. My reply, often times, is that I do not cook, but I do my part in eating what is cooked. I mean, somebody has to do it, right? My wife has graciously and lovingly fixed me delicious meals for nearly 28 years of marriage, and I have ‘dutifully' eaten them with delight. Isn’t it interesting that we as Christians can so often be ungrateful and refuse to eat what God has so graciously and lovingly prepared for us in His Word. We should be first to the table each day, and especially at meal times on Sundays and Wednesdays! Missing the milk and meat of the Word that provide us with spiritual sustenance will result in depletion of vigor for the life God has called us to live in Christ. Are you weak in standing against the Devil and temptation, vulnerable to disease that is eroding your ability to think with discernment, or lacking energy to accomplish your service for God?

Job is man that is worthy of note because he stayed true to his diet, and found the strength and conviction to endure much for his Lord! Consider Job 23:11–12 that says,

    My foot hath held his steps, His way have I kept, and not declined. 12 Neither have I gone back from the commandment of his lips; I have esteemed the words of his mouth more than my necessary food.

This was a man of spiritual vitality who had learned to walk with God on a daily basis. He was, certainly, not lacking in spiritual nutrition! Think of God’s estimation of the man, Job, when God states in Job 1:8,  

   . . . Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil?

Therefore, when trials came into Job’s life, he was able to fight off sinful responses, and fight through overwhelming losses by faith in God’s Word. Think with me, for instance, on Job 1:20-22 in his response to loss of things and loved ones,

    Then Job . . . fell down upon the ground, and worshipped, 21 . . . The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; Blessed be the name of the Lord. 22 In all this Job sinned not, nor charged God foolishly.

He remembered God’s Word, and it tasted so good.

O, Lord, give us an insatiable hunger and thirst for You & Your Word!

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