Memorize and Meditate
“Your words were found, and I ate them, and Your word was to me the joy and rejoicing of my heart; for I am called by Your name, O Lord God of hosts.”
(Jeremiah 15:16, NKJV)
This verse says something very important about the Word of God: Jeremiah ate the Word. It became his heart’s delight. That means he thought about it all the time. He SOAKED his heart in it!
Soak your Heart
Jeremiah sets the example for us. David said God’s Word was more precious to him than thousands of pieces of gold and silver. Job said he treasured God’s Word more than his necessary food.
These men thought about God’s Word – perhaps more than they thought about anything else. God’s Word gives life. It cleanses. It gives light so we can see things from God’s perspective. It is living and powerful. It works in those who receive it and believe it.
Sow to the Spirit
Pray and recite today’s verse to the Lord. Emulate Job and David by treasuring God’s Word, and realizing the value of it in your everyday life… and for all of eternity. Seek to develop Job’s and David’s attitudes toward God’s Word. God loves for us to do this, and he responds!
Flow with the Spirit
These men of God saw God work dramatically in their lives. He intervened in their circumstances. God was real to them. We are told of their examples for this reason. We can have the same living and vital relationship with God, if we only follow their practice.
If you and I follow what these men of God did, we can have the same expectation of God moving in our lives. This truth drives me to practice “eating God’s Word, treasuring God’s Word, and valuing God’s Word more than anything else this world has to offer.” As we find wisdom from God’s Word, we find life and obtain favor from God.