"Behold, the days are coming," says the LORD GOD, "That I will send a famine on the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, But of hearing the words of the LORD. They shall wander from sea to sea, and from north to east; they shall run to and fro, seeking the word of the LORD, but shall not find it." (Amos 8:11,12)
I think there are many times when Christian people take the Word of God for granted in a HUGE way. We are so used to having the Word so readily available to us that we don't treat it as the true treasure that it really is.
Bibles are so abundant in our country - many of us have 5 or more in our homes. We have them in every room but they are used mainly as decoration. Some people only read the bible on Sunday. Some - never. Some - when they have a crisis.
My husband and I went to our annual association meeting last night and it was held at a small Baptist church about 30 miles from our home. As we were sitting in the sanctuary I glanced at their sunday school board and saw that out of the 44 people that attended Sunday School that week, they only had 4 people that read their bibles daily. 4!
Only four people that thought enough about Christ to pick up His Word daily. Only four people that understand the privilege of being able to have God's Word so available to us. Only four people that communed with Him every day.
We should be just devouring the Word of God. We need to get to the place in our lives that we fully understand the meaning of 2 Timothy 3:16,17.
"All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work."
As Christians, we absolutely can NOT tap into the Wonder of God if we don't read the Word of God.
When we bury ourselves in the Word, we will create a solid foundation in our lives that God can build upon.
When we saturate our minds with the scriptures, we can thus tune our ears to hear Him speak!
When we treasure Him and His Holy Word, we open ourselves up the receive a supernatural touch from Him. Divine intervention awaits us, if we declare to read the Word, let Him speak the Word and then heed the Word.
Let us not be in utter contempt of His Word. Let us not force God to send a famine to the land. A famine of the Word. A famine of the bread of LIFE. A famine that would cause us to sit up an take notice of what we lost.
Let us determine in our hearts to purposefully read, purposefully listen and passionately pursue the awesome, mighty, Holy Word of God.
Oh, Lord, speak Your Word to our hearts! Draw us to a deeper longing of the written Word. Open our ears and hearts. Speak the Word and we WILL listen.
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