Famine of the Word

Amos 8:11-12: "“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."

There is a famine in the land today of hungering for the Word of God. We are chock full of having the Word, but hungering for it is another matter. We hunger for food, think about our physical desires a great deal. How is your appetite for the Word? The Lord’s Table is a good place to consider this, as the Lord feeds you. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, Jesus says, for they shall be filled. Open your mouth wide and I will fill it, God promises. But an open mouth is an act of faith, and faith is a gift of God. When you open your mouth and put the bread inside, in just a moment, do so in faith. Open not just your mouth, but your mind and heart. The same is true of the Bible. Open it and receive what God has for you in it. If you hunger for God, then open up your mouth and your Bible. Both are acts of faith. Let us pray like the disciples for God to increase our faith, that He may lead us deeper into sweet Communion with Him in His Word and at His table with His people. We want this, because we want to walk in His ways and please Him. We hide His word in our heart that we might not sin against Him. Turn to Him now.


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