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April 12 Devotion: Spiritually Starving

Spiritually Starving

Isaiah 55:1-6

[1] Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. [2] Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labour for that which satisfieth not? hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness. [3] Incline your ear, and come unto me: hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies of David. [4] Behold, I have given him for a witness to the people, a leader and commander to the people. [5] Behold, thou shalt call a nation that thou knowest not, and nations that knew not thee shall run unto thee because of the Lord thy God, and for the Holy One of Israel; for he hath glorified thee. [6] Seek ye the Lord while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near:

Most of us don’t have to give a second thought to where our next meal will come from. We have restaurants and grocery stores on every corner. It takes very little effort usually on our part to have our next meal. These meals also have a very temporary satisfaction.

Spiritually we fall into the same trap. We think going to church on occasion is all the spiritual food we need. This leads to a wide array of issues. We don’t grow the way God intends for us, and we slowly begin to starve spiritually! We need to feast on God’s Word and fill our souls with a more everlasting food! To accomplish this we must:

Come (vs 1)

Communicate by listening (vs 2)

Call on God (vs 6)

All of this does us no good however, if we aren’t willing to receive. Just the same in a physical sense. If you go to a restaurant, listen to the specials, and place your order, it does you no good if you don’t receive and eat the food when they bring it to you. Have you ever ordered something new and not like it? I have, and because I have put in the time and effort to get there I’ll still eat, and it can still nourish my physical body. We might not like what God’s Word reveals to us at times, but when we accept it all, it will nourish our soul and allow us to live victoriously in Christ!

Are you more interested today in feeding your body spiritually or physically?

God bless you today!

Bro. Josh Richardson


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