Day 2 Devo - Food for the Soul

When Your words came, I ate them: for I bear Your name, O Lord God Almighty.  (Jeremiah 15:16)

The prophet Jeremiah loved God's Word, and it had become his greatest joy and his heart's delight.  He speaks of "eating" God's words when they came!  He wanted to completely take in and digest everything that God spoke to Him.  He recognized that God's Word was the most important kind of food to take in.  Another man who fed on God's Word was Job.  He said:

I have treasured the words of His mouith more than my daily bread.  (Job 23:12b)

The clearest example of how much more important God's Word is for us than physical food was shown by Jesus.

• Read Matthew 4:1-4

The devil tempted Jesus to use His power to fill his physical longing for food.  Jesus considered God's Word much more important than food, even after he had not eaten for forty days!  Even Jesus' answer to the devil's temptation was straight from the Word of God (in Deuteronomy 8:3)

Point to Ponder:

It is important that you remember your soul needs spiritual food constantly!  Without that food, you will grow weak and die spiritually.  Remember to eat!

Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation ...    (I Peter 2:2)