1 Corinthians 3:2 I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able. Sitting here nibbling on animal crackers, I remembered back when I was 4 or 5 years old, doing the same thing as my Sunday school teacher, Mrs. Blount, told Bible stories using an old school flannel board.
Now when I was a little girl, that was fine. I looked and took in the Word in simplistic terms as I munched on my crackers and sipped my juice. Those demonstrations and snacks were tasty, but neither the treat nor the lessons were intended to sustain me. What if that was all I was given the entire week? I would be malnourished and my caregivers would be irresponsible. What if in the college class I sat around in a small chair, chomping graham crackers, as the instructor read from a picture book of the Bible? That’s just crazy. Long before then, I would be expected to feed and study for myself.
As I grew, my tastes matured and my hunger for a deeper study into God’s Word did as well. In Matthew, Jesus tells us that those who still crave more are blessed, because He will fill us. We know certainly that what the Lord gives us will certainly nourish and satisfy. Like our stomach growling to be fed, so should our soul cry out for God’s Word.
Matthew 5:6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.
Thank You for this day
Thank You for the many things You have to teach us
Please encourage our hearts to open Your Word
That we might learn more about You
It’s time we leave the “kid’s table”, Lord
We can’t remain in a juvenile mindset, Almighty God
We need to learn, grow and mature
From Your Word, we need to learn what has been and what is to come
Please put the desire to obey within us
Thank You for providing all we need
Your Word has the delicious aroma
Please let us come, craving the satisfaction only found in You
In the Name of Jesus
credits: God the Father, Jesus, Holy Spirit, Scripturegoogle, Mrs. Blount, blueletterrbible, Carolyn, Sherry, Kim