Jeremiah Devotions #5: Delightfully Yummy Words
Bible Reading for Today: Jeremiah Chapters 13-16.
“Your words were found, and I ate them, And Your word was to me the joy and rejoicing of my heart; For I am called by Your name, O Lord God of hosts.” (Jeremiah 15:16).
In this passage of Scripture, Jeremiah is talking about the Word of God. He is saying that He ate God’s Word, which is to say that He read or heard the Word, and took it into His heart, and most importantly, walked it out in obedience in His life. And when he obeyed the Bible, Jeremiah said that it was a cause for great joy and rejoicing in His life. At the end of the verse, he celebrates the amazing truth that he is called by God’s name.
Over and over in the Bible, the Word of God is described as a great feast. Jesus said, “Man does not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.” Peter wrote, “As newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good.” When you read the Bible, it is like enjoying a sumptuous buffet. As we feast upon the Bible, our faith is strengthened and grows. The more we get to know Him from His Word, the more we love and trust Him. If we are Christians, then like Jeremiah, we too are called by God’s name. We bear the name of Christ – we are in Him, and He is in us!
Lord, I love the Bible! I am so thankful for this amazing, precious book that you have given to your people. Not only have you revealed to us the history of our universe, but you have also made known to us your providential love and care for your people. I pray that you would stir up the hearts of your people with a hunger, thirst and passion to feast upon your Word. Reveal yourself to them in the pages of your holy book. Help them to taste and see that you are good. In Jesus’ wonderful name, amen.