Hungry Means Healthy

TUESDAY, AUGUST 23, 2016

Get More Out of the Bible

Key Bible Verse: Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, now that you have tasted that the LORD is good. (1 Peter 2:2-3, NIV)

Dig Deeper: Psalm 119:33-40

The Bible is the most amazing document ever given to man. Technically speaking, it is not one book but 66 books written over 1,600 years by kings and peasants, philosophers and fishermen, poets and statesmen. Each of the writers was inspired by God to write down his Word. They were not the authors; God was. He breathed each word (2 Tim. 3:16, NIV).

Why is it, then, that so many believers fail to open their Bibles? Could it be that many Christians simply lack a spiritual hunger for the truth?

One way for a doctor to know whether a person is healthy is to check his or her appetite. If a person lacks an appetite, it usually means something is wrong. In the same way, when a Christian doesn’t have an appetite for the Word of God, something is probably wrong. Some Christians see reading God’s Word as a duty, even an obligation. But that changes when they see the difference the Word makes in their daily lives.

Hungry Christians are healthy Christians. [See today’s Key Bible Verses.] To desire the pure milk of the Word means that we intensely want to grow. If we are not making spiritual progress, then it is possible we’re not hungry enough for the Word.

– Greg Laurie in Let God Change Your Life


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