Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Eating the Word of God

As a child in the fifties we didn't buy all of our food from the shops. Our cow supplied milk, cream and butter. The chooks gave eggs and sometimes their lives. We grew vegetables and my brother fished and hunted.
Today almost everything comes from the store and if we are hungry we go to the cupboard or fridge. Mostly, physical hunger can be satisfied.

So what about the Word of God?  How can we be fed?
Its very simple.  Get a Bible and begin to read it. If you are really hungry for knowledge or to understand then ask God to help, and He will.

The Bible is full of precious jewels which are discovered at different times for different needs.  This Word of God supplies spiritual food which provides life and health to the reader or listener.
 "For they (Gods Words) bring life to those who find them and healing to their whole body"(Proverbs 4:22). 
It inspires and encourages, "If they obey and serve Him they will spend their days in prosperity and their years in pleasure" (Job 36:11).  
It helps in times of anguish, "You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you" (Isaiah 26:3). 
Last weekend I listened to the wonderful testimony of Mac Gober, founder of Canaan Land in America and now Australia.  This man came from a life of crime to knowing a Christ who saves and sets free.  Today he is dedicated to sharing the Word of God.  Not only does he spiritually feed the oppressed, he also physically feeds the hungry.  
Canaan Land is a rehabilitation and haven for drug and alcohol dependant men.  Men who have given up all hope and respect in themselves. Men who learn that through the saving Grace of Jesus Christ there is a hope and a future. Yes, the Word of God is the river of life waiting for the thirsty. It is available to all....if they simply ask.....


  1. I love that Isaiah passage -- it comes to mind when least expected and most needed. :-)



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