Have you ever been really hungry? My stomach is like a clock. By 10:00 A.M., I am hungry for lunch. By 11:00, I know we are closing in. At 11:30, I am thinking that we will hopefully be eating any time now. And at 12:01, I will say to my wife, “I am starving to death.” In reality, I am not starving to death at all. But I am hungry.
How’s your spiritual appetite? You should be hungry for a daily helping of God’s Word just like you get hungry for food each and every day.
Sometimes, when we ignore our hunger, it will go away for a little while. But ignoring our appetite is not the best thing for our body. When the hunger comes back, it comes in full force, and we end up eating all of the readily-available junk food at our disposal.
In the same way, neglecting our spiritual food—daily Bible study—is not healthy, and if
we don’t feed ourselves the good stuff, we will reach for spiritual junk food.
God gave us the desire to eat so that our bodies would have the energy we need to get through the day. In Scripture, King David declared God’s Word to be sweeter than honey (see Psalm 19:10), and Job said that he treasured God’s Word more than his necessary food (see Job 23:12).
So, as we begin a new year, I have a spiritual diet plan for you: Feed your appetite daily! And if you don’t have an appetite for the Word, develop one through daily reading and study of the Bible.
To help you get on track, or stay on track, with daily Bible reading, I offer a link to read through the Bible in each of my daily devotions, or you can get the daily readings on your iPhone/iPad/Android by using the Harvest app. Click here to download.
I challenge you to track along with so many others through this Bible-reading plan. Wishing you a happy New Year.
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