Pastor Robert Hudson, Littleby Baptist Church
Hunger and thirst are driven by our need of food and water to survive. As followers of Jesus we should also hunger and thirst for the Word of God. Now when I need to eat and drink, a turkey sandwich will fill my stomach and a glass of water will quench my thirst, but to honest neither of them will get me excited. Now a fresh hickory smoked prime-rib with creamy horseradish and tall glass of sweet tea and my simple hunger and thirst will turn to Excitement. It turns from what I need to keep going to something that gets me moving. Being Excited for something is more than a simple need, it takes it to a new level of enthusiasm, desire, delight, and an eagerness to do something.
“16 All Scripture is inspired by God and is profitable for teaching, for rebuking, for correcting, for training in righteousness, 17 so that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.” – 2 Timothy 3:16-17
When we hunger and thirst for the Bible, we spend time reading it. We see that it is there to teach us about who our God is, what He has done, the promises He has made, and what the future has in store. If we study God’s Word, we will see that He has a master plan that is driven out of Love. He created everything out of Love, He paid the ultimate sacrifice out of Love, He will spend an eternity with His followers out of Love, and that His desire is for every person who has walked this earth, to choose Him. The Bible teaches us everything we need to know.
For the complete column, see this week’s edition of the Centralia Fireside Guard.