My wife and I once took a cruise. I wanted to experience the endless food buffets I had heard about but was disappointed when they were not the epicurean delight I had imagined.
My wife will testify that I am in a constant state of hunger. I’m unsure why, but I yearn for that satisfying feeling of a full-enough stomach. It’s that feeling of needing nothing and being complacent. Everything is in its place, and all is well.
People listened to Jesus as He taught from the mountain because they felt empty, lost, and oppressed. Some of the wealthy and a few government officials were hungry too.
Searching for meaning and identifying God’s role and will in our lives gives us the focus to satisfy our hunger and thirst. Living a life dedicated to the One who created us gives us purpose, motivation, and satisfaction. He created us to glorify Him through our thoughts and actions because this is right. Doing this satisfies us. And we discover all this in the buffet of God’s Word.
When we commit our lives to God and fill up on His Word, we experience a fullness of joy—the satisfaction of being content and the start of living to follow His will for us. Our love for God and His Word grows into sharing with others what brings us joy. We might not explicitly tell someone about our happiness, but our mere countenance and behavior sing loudly.
Today, try the all-you-can-eat buffet of God’s Word. Every Scripture applies to our lives in one way or another. We will become full and know what righteousness is. God will stuff us with His knowledge, which will quench our thirst with living water.
What are some ways you can eat from God’s buffet?
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