October 29, 2021, 12:00 PM

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October 29, 2021

What Are You Hungering For?

Hebrews 4:12

12 For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints, and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.

Psalm 119:11

I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.

Psalm 119:97-176

97 O how love I thy law! it is my meditation all the day.

98 Thou through thy commandments hast made me wiser than mine enemies: for they are ever with me.

Psalm 19:9-11

9 the fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever; the rules[a] of the Lord are true,
and righteous altogether.
10 More to be desired are they than gold, even much fine gold; sweeter also than honey
and drippings of the honeycomb.
11 Moreover, by them is your servant warned; in keeping them there is great reward.

 

My dad grew up in the great depression. Times were tough out in western Kansas. They were experiencing the same economic hardships as the rest of the country in addition to having the worst drought on record up to that point. Farming at that time was similar to here in that as soon as you harvested you began to prepare the soil and let it lie fallow for the winter expecting the winter precipitation to keep the soil compacted and tethered to the earth. In the 30’s there was very little winter rain and not much spring or summer for that matter. Soil erosion was magnified by the strong winds that are still common in that region of the country. So farmers lost money in the market and watched fearfully as their only means of making money blew away. Money was tight. There were many times that the household budget was stretched to the breaking point. However, one of the bright spots in their lives was radio. One of my dad’s favorite radio shows was a cowboy western show. The sponsor of the show was a particular brand of corn flakes. Dad would beg and beg my grandma to buy the corn flakes. Finally, she broke down and bought the cereal my dad begged for. The budget being what it was there was not enough money for cereal and milk. When they finished their business in town and got home, there was nothing in the house to eat but cereal. Since there was no milk to be found my grandma moistened the cereal with water. My dad said the family ate in such a sullen mood that he barely choked the cereal down. He never asked for it again.

 

  1. do you hunger for? David hungered for God’s presence and God’s word. “As the deer paneth for the water, so my soul longeth after Thee? “Thy rules are more to be desired than gold” “They are sweeter than the honeycomb”. We hunger after many things today. A good mother is familiar with the phrase, “Don’t eat that now it will spoil your dinner.” Just as a snack will take away the desire for healthy foods and the proper time so sin will take away the desire for God’s Word. If we find that we are not as excited to read God’s word, (too dull, it’s boring, I don’t have time, I’m not interested in it) maybe we have other things that we have substituted. My dad lost the taste for those corn flakes when reality set in. God does place us in certain situations that reveal to us the value of the things we are hungering for, but only if we are listening and being observant. How desperately sad for us to go through life unaware of God at work in the hard times. Fasting shows us how we need food. Fasting from our hungers show us our need for God and His Word. are you hungry for? If you find you are not hungering and thirsting for God’s word maybe it’s time to take a look at what you are feeding on spiritually.

 

Blessings,

Marty


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