I hate to admit it but I rely heavily on communicating with friends and family through text messaging.
A dear friend of mine that I don’t see very often sends me passages from the Bible through text messaging. If I am having a bad day or just want to say hello, she often responds with a Bible verse. She always finds something meaningful for me to look up in the Bible.
The house of Israel has fallen away from God. They are rebellious and stubborn, refusing to listen. They do not care that a prophet has been sent to share God’s grace and to bring them out of exile. They do not understand that through consuming the word of God with their whole body, they will be brought to eternal salvation.
We, too, can be made whole through accepting the lessons offered in scripture to fulfill all the needs and desires in our lives. We, too, can be overfilled with love and happiness by taking in all that God’s word has to offer.
Dear Lord, may we receive your word into our hearts, our minds and our bodies. May we be filled every day with your loving word. Amen. — JR