Feeding daily on God’s Word

Feeding daily on God’s Word

Just as a baby has a healthy appetite, so also does the new convert desire to feed on the Word of God (the Bible). Scripture teaches that, “As newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby,” (1 Peter 2:2). The new believer should have a deep-seated desire to find out what his/her Saviour requires, and then determine to conform his/her life to His Will. This is all part of having a surrendered life.

“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” Rom 12:1-2

How else is the Christian to know what is acceptable to the Lord, and have a surrendered life, unless a habit of diligent, daily reading of the Scriptures (God’s instruction manual for us) is developed. The more the Bible is read and applied to one’s life, the more the Christian will grow. By applying the godly wisdom, gained through the study of Scripture, the new Christian will be able avoid the many painful mistakes that those in the world suffer.

The desire for the Word of God is a very effective indicator of a person’s spiritual condition. If somebody claiming to be a Christian, does not have a passion for God’s Word, and fails to have a regular time of Bible reading, this is a sure indicator that something is terribly wrong with that person’s spiritual walk! Yes, there may be times that Bible reading may be hard work, and require self discipline. The more a Christian disciplines him/herself, the more he/she will grow.

In the Bible, Job expressed an excellent attitude toward God’s Word saying, “…I have esteemed the words of his mouth more than my necessary food.” Job 23:12.

Apply this saying to your life, “No Bible, no breakfast. No read, no feed.” Be like Job, and put the Scriptures before your stomach! God promises that if you do that, you’ll grow up to be like a strong and fruitful, healthy tree ( Psalm 1:1-6 ). Try to find a quiet place each day to totally immerse your soul in God’s Word.

A recommended starting place for the new Christian is the book of John (near the beginning of the New Testament). Also, pray to God and ask Him to reveal Himself to you through the Scriptures. He will never let you down.

If as a new Christian, you are experiencing trouble understanding a something you’ve read in the Bible, please contact us to see if we can help you gain a better understanding.

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