Eating God’s Word
“When I discovered your words, I devoured them. They are my joy and my heart’s delight, for I bear your name, O Lord God of Heaven’s Armies” (Jeremiah 15.16 NLT).
Eating Scripture can be paralleled to eating food, but instead of benefiting the body directly, consuming the Bible benefits the sprit–which in turn benefits ever aspect of a person’s life–mind, body, soul, relationships, work, ministry, etc. Not consuming God’s Holy Word daily is literally like starving oneself spiritually. Christians must have God’s Word in order to live a life of faith victoriously. God’s Word can be found in many mediums: lyrics, novels, poetry, sermons, testimonies, etc., and Christians who surround themselves with several buffers of His Truth will stand strong. Consuming God’s Word prepared by others is very helpful, especially when we are young Christians or when we are in a season of rest. However, eating verses straight from the Source packs a powerful punch of nutrition. Just like whole foods, “whole Scripture” may take time to digest raw, but spiritual goodness will destroy worldly toxins and boost faith energy in our lives. And once we consume a portion of the Holy Spirit’s revelation for us personally, we can prepare what we learned as a “Truth Snack” for others to enjoy.
“Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage–with great patience and careful instruction” (2 Timothy 4.2 NIV).