Guest post by Jeanette Andrade
November 15 Scripture Selection: Ezekiel 3-4
Food for Thought: Ez. 3:1-4
The Lord often uses things in the natural to teach spiritual concepts or to make a point with spiritual application, and such was the case when God told Ezekiel to literally eat a scroll of the Word of God, which Ezekiel described as tasting sweet as honey to him. Thankfully, we do not have to consume Bibles to get the Word in us, though it is necessary to consume the Word that truly is sweeter than honey (Ps. 19:10; 119:103) through other means in order to provide spiritual nutrients and truth for ourselves.
Even Jesus was sustained by the Word of God and used it to resist the temptations of the devil. Quoting the Word, He said in Mat. 4:4, “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.” Only the Word of God makes us strong enough to withstand the pressures of the day and the temptations that the enemy throws at us. We must consume it daily, not just on Sundays, in order to build ourselves up in the faith that can only come by the Word (Rom. 10:17; I Pet. 2:2).
Another reason for getting the Word deep down in our beings is to contain within us the words to share the truth of Jesus Christ with people. Human reasoning and a slick tongue is just not enough to truly make a difference in convincing people to give their lives to Christ. Only the power of the Word can do that. God’s instructions to Ezekiel were to eat the scroll and then speak God’s words to the house of Israel. It was God’s Word to reach the lost, not Ezekiel’s.
We can consume the Word of God in many ways. Of course, actually reading the Bible on our own is the most obvious way. While that should also be an essential part of our day, we can also include hearing messages by anointed preachers and teachers. With all the technology available these days, there are innumerable ways to access great messages to feed on. Most importantly, as we feed on the Word of God, we must remember to meditate on it until it is completely “digested” and made a part of our spirit-being. What goes in is exactly what will come out of our mouths in power in any time of need.
Digging Deeper (What scriptures can further enhance today’s reading?):
Getting Personal (What has God shown you in today’s reading?):
Confession of Faith (Example: Lord, based on Mat. 1:21 and 23, I understand that Jesus is God, and I receive Him as my personal Lord and Savior.):
Important Events on This Day (birthdays, anniversaries, etc.):