Hungry For the Word of God

A person who is full refuses honey,  but even bitter food tastes sweet to the hungry.
Proverb 27:6 (NLT)

We can readily see this proverb at work in our daily lives.
When we are hungry, we will gladly eat the food on the table regardless of the taste.
However, when we are full, our appetite drops and we no longer desire any food.
In fact, every now and then I joke: "All food tastes nice as long as we are hungry."

Daily we feel hungry and therefore daily we need food.
Normally, it is difficult to survive if we just eat once a week (except when there is divine intervention such as Moses who did not eat or drink for 40 days and 40 nights–Deut 9:9).

Let us now examine our spirit.
The word of God is the food for our spirit.
Just like our body needs food daily, our spirit needs daily nourishment.
We need to feed on the word of God through daily meditation of His word.
And, not forgetting to carry out His word too.
It is difficult for our spirit to survive with only weekly sermon.

Do we have that hunger of His word in our spirit?
Or, do we approach His word casually out of religious duty?

Is it possible that our stomach is empty and yet we refuse honey or other nice food? 
Possible, when we are feeling unwell.
Similarly, the word of God is sweeter than honey to our spirit. (Psalm 119:103)
When we have no hunger of His word, could it be that we are spiritually unwell?

If we are spiritually unwell, let us return to the Lord that He will heal us and let us be hungry again of His word.

Posted November 23, 2016 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Verse of the Day

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