The last time I wrote for the newsletter I pondered the need for our souls to consume the promises of God. In fact, promises don’t just buoy our confidence, they can give us direction and meaning. Our souls were designed by God to live on the very Word of God alone (Matt 4:4).
Yet our wold is filled with counterfeit and cheap promises. We are marketed to and manipulated on a daily basis with a view to changing our minds and subsequently our behaviour. The deceptions of the devil and our own weak human nature’s often leave us spiritually starving and vulnerable to his influence.
The Lord has once again impressed upon me the value and necessity for us to consume His Word. What part of the Bible are you reading through at the moment? Have you read the Bible today, and have you got a plan to do so tomorrow? No amount of teaching and preaching will do much good, if we do not increase our appetite for God’s Word. Let us no longer subsist on the temporary marketing of this world but on the sure and provocative Word of God. This is our soul food.
Hebrews 6:18b-19a (ESV)
we who have fled for refuge might have strong encouragement to hold fast to the hope set before us. 19 We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul,