Reaching Out

Are We Hungry for the Word of God or Satisfied With the Husks of Man?

On December 26, 1991, the Soviet Union collapsed, freeing its constituent republics to realize full sovereignty. Prior to that time, three things were illegal: guns, drugs, and BIBLES. They knew the power of the Word of God to transform lives. The collapse yielded a short window of time for Christians to bring Bibles into Russia. Noah Hutchings from Southwest Radio Church brought in bibles and stated: “When we gave them a Bible, they were so hungry for the Word of God, they would stand by the side of the road and read the Bible.”

What are you hungry for? Great food? The next big game? Gossip? Politics? Money? Porn? Or are you hungry for the Word of God – to not just know about God, but to know God – to enter into the Holy of Holies and come into His very presence?

If we eat junk food, our bodies will get out of shape and we will be unable to function properly. Similarly, if we feed our souls with junk spiritual food, our souls will get out of shape and we will be unable to carry out the work our Lord has called each of us to do. It may even lead to the loss of our soul as we embrace the world, the flesh, and the devil.

What do you feed your soul? Does your diet include studying and meditating on the Word of God, Christian fellowship, prayer and repentance, worship and sacraments? Or do you spend many hours drinking in the words of man – surfing the internet, engaging in social media, watching entertainment (or porn), talking about political scandals and gossip, and reading romance novels?

When Christ died on the cross, the curtain to the Holy of Holies was torn, granting believers access to the very throne of God. Inspired by the Holy Spirit, the Word of God is a primary way that we can gain entrance to the throne of God. If we do not avail ourselves of this incredible gift, our souls become polluted with the affairs of the world, and we will be like salt that has lost its savor: “It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men.” Matthew 5:13

Let us spend time with the Lord each day, so we will be fully equipped to share His love and truth with those whom He brings across our path.

To God be the glory