“We need to encourage new believers to feed on God’s Word
it is nourishment for the soul.” Billy Graham
I have said it before, I have a healthy appetite for the pure unadulterated Word of God. I don’t want a diluted, watered-down rendition…give me the meat! I am greedy that way, I guess, however, this is one of the main reasons I created the Selah Method. If you need an appetite stimulant, you are in the right place!
When we are new believers, we show signs of life by craving the pure milk of the Word! Do you have an appetite for the Word?
1 Peter 2:2
like newborn babies, long for the pure milk of the word, so that by it you may grow in respect to salvation…
You have been translated from the Kingdom of darkness into Light. He has brought you out of that place, now He asks you to do one thing…
“I, the LORD, am your God, Who brought you up from the land of Egypt; Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it.”
The word Manna means bread of heaven. This heavenly bread of old can still sustain you today!
“He humbled you and let you be hungry and fed you with manna which you did not know, nor did your fathers know, that He might make you understand that man does not live by bread alone, but man lives by everything that proceeds out of the mouth of the LORD.”
Does this food cost? It cost Jesus His life. But for you? Only your time and your attention.
“Ho! Everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; And you who have no money come, buy and eat Come, buy wine and milk Without money and without cost.”
Never walk away unsatisfied. God’s Word is filling.
“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.”
Where do I find this Bread?
“For the bread of God is that which comes down out of heaven and gives life to the world.”
Jesus is the Bread and the Word.
In the beginning, was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through him, all things were made; without him, nothing was made that has been made.
Jesus told them, “I am the bread of life; he who comes to Me will not hunger, and he who believes in Me will never thirst.”
I am praying these verses stir up a hunger in your soul to feed upon the Word of God. One of my favorite chapters in the Bible is the longest. It describes how we benefit from God’s Words as we meditate upon them and apply them to our lives—14 Benefits of God’s Word from Psalm 119.
If your appetite has been whetted for the Word, try one of our Selah Bible studies, learn how to feed on the Word of God, and be satisfied!
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