Psalm 119:81 ESV – “My soul longs for your salvation; I hope in your word.”
When we come to the word of God, we come to eat at a table that the Lord himself has prepared for us. He’s laid before us a never-ending feast in the pages of Scripture. It’s a table full of hope where we taste and see his goodness, and the mercy that has pursued us all our lives.
We come at his invitation, by his provision, not to simply know more about the Bible, but to know the God of the Bible well, to love him well with our heart, soul, mind, and strength, and to obey him well in gratitude and joy.
In John 6, after Jesus fed the 5000, the crowd sought him out, and Jesus told them,
“For the bread of God is he who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.”
They said to him, “Sir, give us this bread always.”
Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.” (John 6:33-35 NASB)
Jesus will never fail to feed us. We find in Him the nourishing power for every area of our lives. And when we open the word of God, we are assured that we will never be given a stone when we come in faith to be fed by the bread of life.
Are you joining in the Bible Reading Challenge? We start up on September 11th, but you can just jump in with us anytime!
This first appeared as a devotional I wrote for the Women Encouraged podcast which you can listen to on iTunes. The shownotes and information are available on the website here.
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