Wednesday, December 06 2017
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness for they shall be filled. Matthew 5:6
When our physical bodies grow hungry we eat and when filled, we are satisfied, not so with spiritual hunger. As the scripture states, we hunger and thirst and are filled, but never satisfied, only longing to seek more!
To a lost person the word of God is a dry and dusty book, full of archaic rules and regulations, something no one would ever hunger for, but to those of us who are born again it is our spiritual nourishment that sustains us.
Many today claim the Christian faith and go to church but never open their Bible except in times of trouble, then they seek the comfort of the scriptures as if it is a book only for emergencies! If someone claims to be a believer but has no hunger for the milk of God's word I would doubt he really is saved!
As newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby, if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is gracious. I Peter 2:2,3
No spiritual birth, no hunger and just as a newborn human baby is born, he immediately wants to eat, so it is with the spiritual born again baby, a spiritual hunger is longing to be filled. If you know Him you want more, never satisfied with the crumbs of others, given out in endless services by men who have no hunger themselves.
As the merchant in the parable seeking beautiful pearls, who when found one of great price, went and sold all that he had and bought it, so it ought to be with us, giving all for the riches and treasure of God's kingdom! This world is perishing before our very eyes and the riches it contains will someday burn up, even as the earth will succumb to heavenly fire!
If you are dry and dusty with no spiritual hunger, repent, because if you are a believer something has captivated you and your heart has gone after other things. Remember the parable of the sower where the cares of this world and the deceitfulness of riches, as thorns, choke the word and the spiritual life right out of you!
Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the path of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful; but his delight is in the law (Word) of the Lord and in His word he meditates day and night. He shall be a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth fruit (fruit of the Spirit) in its season. Whose leaf also shall not wither; and whatever he does shall prosper. Psalm 1:1-3
Your servant in Christ, Timothy Laughlin