Spirit & Life Devotional
Sunday, 17 July 2016
Chinaemerem Joshua Ibezim
Desirous Of The Word
"Blessed is the man who listens to me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors." Proverbs 8:34 NKJV
People who get the most of the word are those who are hungry for it. They don't just stumble upon it, they have a great desire for it, and they make effort to hear it. Just imagine Zacchaeus climbing a tree just to see Jesus; that got the attention of Jesus, Jesus went with him to his house and gave him full attention.
When Jesus visited Martha's house, she busied herself with trying to entertain the Lord: I don't blame her at all, it's not every day you get to have Jesus in your house! But her sister, Mary, wasn't bothered about being a good hostess, she was more interested in being in His presence and hearing His words. Martha complained, but Jesus said to her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things. But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her.”
We must become hungry and passionate about the word of God. David said in Psalm 119:162, "I rejoice at Your word As one who finds great treasure." Hallelujah!