Your words were found, and I ate them, and Your word was to me the joy and rejoicing of my heart. Jeremiah 15:16
Nutritionists warn that skipping too many meals can interfere with our body’s appetite and cause us to develop strong food cravings, especially for sugar and carbohydrates. The same thing can happen spiritually. If we begin skipping our regular time of personal Bible study, we might lose our healthy appetite and begin feeding our mind with mental junk food.
It’s normal for a healthy soul to crave a few morsels from the book of Proverbs, which are simple and easy to digest. Other times we need a long, slow, hot meal from Ephesians or Ezekiel. Are you ever hungry for the Sermon on the Mount? Thirsty for the worship of the Psalms? Ravenous for Revelation?
The entire Bible—Genesis to Revelation—is a pantry for the soul. It’s God’s menu for our mind and heart, manna for every morning and bread for every night. When we hunger and thirst for Scripture, God richly feeds and sustains us with His nourishing Word.
Dear Father, teach me to hold fast to the Word of life. Give me a hunger for Scripture and fill me with discernment and understanding so that Your truths will shine light into my daily walk. Kay Arthur