Act 17:11 These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.
I was just now motivated to write a comment on Facebook in response to some good Scripture shared by my Facebook friend, Cris Jackson. She shares the “good stuff” several times a day, and puts me to shame when it comes to on-line productivity!
Here is what I wrote:
We are not getting the Lord’s ideas, thoughts, and wisdom unless we are feeding upon His written Word as it is found in the Bible.
Just as we eat physical food on a very regular basis, so we need to take in spiritual food on a regular basis.
If we ate physical food with the same regularity as we take in spiritual food for ourselves from the Bible itself, some of us would have no problem watching our weight! And some more of us just might be very sickly.
How do you expect to have robust spiritual life without taking in spiritual food as regularly as we take the time to eat our necessary physical food? Let us not kid ourselves. We make time to do what is important to ourselves. No one else can do our “spiritual eating” for us!
How we spend our time is a good measure of what our priorities are.
Here is what she wrote:
We are not getting the Lord’s ideas, thoughts, nor wisdom unless we are committed, abiding, surrendered! (Proverbs 16:3) “Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established.” (Psalm 37:5) “Commit your way to the LORD, Trust also in Him, and He will do it.” (Psalm 4:5) “Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, And trust in the LORD.”