Reading: Jeremiah 15:15-21
Verse: Verse 16 - “Thy words were found, and I
did eat them; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart: for
I am called by thy name, O LORD God of hosts.”
Words: Thy words were found, and I did eat them
to findings of two German physiologists who studied the relationship of food to
the Ruhr coal miners during World War II, it
took three slices of bread for every ton of coal cut by a miner. Each man, they found, required an intake of
between 155 and 200 calories per ton of coal they produced. These calories represented what became known
as “work calories.” They discovered that
each man required between 1600 to 1800 calories per twenty-four hours, just to
stay alive. When the proper “work
calories” were not supplied, the study revealed that eventually the workers
would starve to death.
There are some important analogies to be drawn
from this. The Word of God is the food
of the Christian. Every Christian needs
a minimum of food from the Word of God to live his life for God from day to
day. If, in addition, the believer has
special work to do for the Lord, he will need special additional calories from
God’s Word. The greater the output, the
more the believer must feed upon the Word.
The Word of God is milk for the soul (I Peter 2:2), strong meat (Hebrews
5:12, 14), and honey (Psalm 119:103).
Those who are going to survive in the labor of God must, like the
prophet, find God’s Words and eat them: “Thy
words were found, and I did eat them;”
What to do: ✞Make sure you get plenty of
calorie intake from God’s Word.
✞Make sure your spiritual food is diverse: milk,
meat, and honey are all required.
produces calcium for a strong spiritual back bone.
produces muscle for labor and work.
fights off germs and disease.
✞Stay in the Word.
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