Devour God’s Word

‘When your words came, I ate them;they were my joy and my heart’s delight, for I bear your name, Lord God Almighty.’ Jeremiah 13 verse 15. The Hebrew word translated ‘ate’ means ‘to devour’, ‘to eat up’, or ‘to consume’. God is instructing us to approach His Word with a hearty appetite; a burning hunger. His words are our manna and are there for us to feast on every day. At the small group meetings, I have become more aware that my daily Bible readings can become a snack, they sustain me for a short time but I need to be devouring Scripture so that I can become even more dependent upon God. This week my prayer for all of us is that we grow that dependence and hunger for God’s Word. Ali