Monday, June 26, 2017
UV 2302/10000 Versatile Resource
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.
Jeremiah 15 v 16
Every day we need to find the words of the Lord and eat them. It is sweeter than honey, more precious than thousands of coins of gold and silver. How hard men work to earn thousands of coins of gold and silver as profit in their enterprise! Likewise, we need to be enthusiastic about finding and eating the apt word from the Lord that we need every day of our lives. The word nourishes our soul, feeds our faith, hope and love of the Lord. It is more necessary than food and material wealth or comforts. It is our versatile resource. It is the software the Lord wants to install in the hardware of our minds and bodies. It is the means by which each of us become blessed and become a source of blessing for others- our families, our children, our future generations, our neighbours, friends, nations and even our foes and enemies.
We need to find our joy or delight in the word as if it is the spiritual equivalent of honey or the best delicacies that we delight in eating. It is the manna or the precious food of our hearts, healing our hurts, instilling in us love and hope, augmenting our faith so that we have new experiences of the grace of the Lord in our lives. There are defensive verses in scripture that act as our spiritual shield against attacks of the evil one as well as offensive ones by virtue of which we wrest victory over death, sin, disease and poverty of spirit, mind and body. The word of the Lord is our insurance, our enablement, our medicine, the source of our encouragement and inspiration.
The word is our eternal spiritual heritage. It makes us realize that we are children of the God of the hosts of armies of angels, that we are given the privilege of being called by His name as we belong to Him. The word is meant for our holistic needs- the need of our minds or souls, spirits and bodies. It is meant for our sustenance as well as growth or edification. It equips us to meet all the challenges that life throws at us and emerge victorious. It enables us to think the thoughts of God and to take captive every negative thought or fear or inhibition- all that holds us back from living the abundant life, abundant with love, faith and hope.
Prateep V Philip