I love a good devotional and through the years I’ve enjoyed many. Perhaps my favorite is Charles Spurgeon’s Morning and Evening. He is the king of spiritual metaphors that help you visualize what God says in His word in a way that pierces through to your soul.
But Charles Spurgeon was just a man. His words are not the Word. Only the Word of God is spoken of as a two edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart. (Hebrews 4:12).
Does my diet consist only in snacking on a devotional written by a sinful man?
Do I look forward more to the thoughts of Sarah Young instead of letting God’s consolations in His Word cheer my soul? (Ps. 94:19)
Do I feast on His Word? Have I taken time to meditate on it, mull over it and memorize it?
Do I know the Word so well that I can read one section and then make connections to another section? At that point, it’s not me being clever or having a superior memory. That’s God’s Spirit speaking to me, reminding me of His truth as Jesus promised in John 16.
Snacks are great but they are not the feast. Let’s feast on His Word.
“They feast on the abundance of your house, and you give them drink from the river of your delights.” Psalm 36:8