Hunger for the Word

Amos 8:11-12
11 “Behold, days are coming,” declares the Lord GOD, “When I will send a famine on the land, Not a famine for bread or a thirst for water, But rather for hearing the words of the LORD. 12 “People will stagger from sea to sea And from the north even to the east; They will go to and fro to seek the word of the LORD, But they will not find it.

We have a famine in our country today.  People are starving for God’s Word and they do not even know it.  Sadly, while the Bible is readily available here, people choose to not read it.  Other countries also have a famine, but their famine is caused from a lack of availability of the Word.  They heavily feast on it when ever they get the chance.  Here is a video that shows some Chinese Christians in tears as they receive their own copy of the Bible.  They are in tears over how excited they are.  Where is our hunger like that?  My family owns a lot of Bibles and sadly a lot of them sit on a shelf gathering dust.  Sadly, this describes a lot of American homes.  Where is our hunger and thirst for the word?

We need to get our appetite back.  We need to get into the Word and learn from God.  This world teaches foolishness, the Word of God teaches true wisdom.  This world does not satisfy, but God’s Word does.  It nourishes our souls.  It fills us with the nutrients we need.  It gives us energy for our day.  It guides along a dangerous path.  We need to take advantage of having God’s Word.  People in our countries are literally dying to have a little access to it.  Wake up America!

Dear God, help me to be in Your Word.  Help me to memorize it and learn from it.  Help me to seek the wisdom in it.  Forgive me for squandering the gift You have given me.  It is to my shame that I do not read it more.  Bless those in other countries who have such a thirst and appetite for it.  Help them to get a copy of it.  Protect them from the evil which is in our world.  Amen.


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