Today’s Tasting: Ezekiel 34-46
“Should not the shepherds feed the sheep?…you do not feed the sheep. The weak you have n strengthened, the rich you have not healed, the injured you have not bound up, the strayed you have not brought back, the lost you have not sought, and with force and harshness you have ruled them. So they were scattered, because there was no shepherd” (Ezekiel 34:2-5 ESV).
Today’s Nourishment: Jesus told Peter, “Feed my sheep” (John 21:17 ESV). The message for today still remains for Shepherds to “feed the sheep.” In the middle ages, clergy decided to remove scripture from the commoners. Then, commoners, like you and me, grew lazy and decided they would wait for the clergy to understand and teach everything about scripture. Today, we sit back with the same attitude and wait for the Pastor or Teacher to teach us what we need to know.
I recently heard of a church in India that many in his congregation of one-hundred twenty-five thousand attenders, read their Bible through monthly. We are having a difficult time reading the Bible through in a year.
Our spiritual lives require consuming His Word—the same type of dining occurs at His table in order to consume His Word as spiritual food. Eugene H. Peterson of The Message Bible and Eat this Book says, “This spirit food is intended to enter our souls as food for our stomachs, spread through our blood, and become holiness and love and wisdom.” His Word is intended to enter us, become part of us, and lived out among those around us.
John 6:35 NLT: “Jesus replied, ‘I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry again. Whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.’”
Hungry – “torment”
Thirsty – “dry and parched”
How have you partaken of Jesus as your Bread of Life?
How has He satisfied your spiritual hunger and thirst?
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Carolyn Marlowe, CCLC
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