The Solution to Spiritual Starvation: Get Into the Bible!

To really get into the Bible, it helps to learn about and adopt for ourselves the attitude some of the Bible writers themselves took toward God’s written word:

1. Joshua 1:8,

Joshua 1:8  This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.

 

Comment: I like the emphasis in this verse about meditating or thinking about the Word of God night and day, daily.

2. Job 23:12,

Job 23:12  Neither have I gone back from the commandment of his lips; I have esteemed the words of his mouth more than my necessary food.

 

Comment: It looks to me like Job appreciated the Word of God as much or more than a good meal, perhaps a steak dinner!

3. Psalm 1:1, 2,

Psalm 1:1  Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.

Psalm 1:2  But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.

 

Comment: the writer, the Psalmist, speaks of delighting in the written word of God, and like a previous passage I cited, says the characteristic of the quality of person he describes in verse 1 is that such a person meditates or thinks upon God’s written word day and night.

4. Jeremiah 15:16,

Jer 15:16  Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart: for I am called by thy name, O LORD God of hosts.

 

Comment: We would all be better for it if we could share the attitude that Jeremiah does when he speaks of his enjoyment of the written word of God in the words “thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart.”

These are some of my favorite verses. I hope they bring encouragement, motivation, and delight to at least some, but hopefully all of you.

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12 Responses to The Solution to Spiritual Starvation: Get Into the Bible!

  1. plumber says:

    Great verses and words of encouragement to study on ! Looking forward to reading more .

  2. admin says:

    Dear Plumber,

    Thank you for your kind comment!

    Do keep reading, both here, and especially in your Bible!

    I’m new at this “blogging” thing, but if you will read my blog backwards, that is, from my first post down below, up to the current post, you will then be reading them in the order I composed them.

    They might make even more sense if read that way.

  3. I was actually looking for this resource a few weeks back. Thanks for sharing with us your wisdom.This will absolutely going to help me in my projects .

  4. Easy Cleaner says:

    Some very interesting points but i think your research and bias leaves a lot to be desired. Then of course, that’s just my opinion. Have a great day definitely a thought-provoking post.

  5. admin says:

    I normally do not approve comments like this one.

    Comments which are “generic” and do not apply specifically to what I have written about are regarded as “spam” and deleted.

    Comments which could apply to any blog post anywhere I regard as spam, or junk mail, and delete.

    I welcome and approve all comments that relate directly to what I have written, even if I disagree.

    But this time I’ll use the comment as a starting point for me to jump up on my own “soap box” and “blow my own horn.”

    Thank you for admitting I have written “some very interesting points.”

    “Easy Cleaner” declares “my research and bias leaves a lot to be desired.”

    As for my research, I’d love for you to point me to anyone alive on this planet today who has done more publicly documented research on the subject of Bible study, particularly the aspects of Bible study I discuss here, than what I have done.

    As for my bias, clearly, I am biased in favor of the Bible. If you are not so biased, you are in very serious trouble.

    You will kindly notice that I do not favor any denomination. I favor the Bible alone and in its entirety. I believe in being strictly Biblical.

    I stand behind what I have written regarding “The Solution to Spiritual Starvation: Get into the Bible!”

    If you are partaking of spiritual food from any other source, what you are feeding on is spiritual poison!

  6. ken sagely says:

    these are some of my favorite verses also! i like psm 119/11 thy word have i hid in my heart that i might not sin against thee! great promise!

  7. Hi there can I quote some of the content found in this blog if I provide a link back to your site?

  8. admin says:

    You are indeed welcome to do so.

    This message needs to get out to more readers, and should-be readers, of the Bible.

    Thank you for your interest.

    Spiritual starvation is rampant, and at this site I plan to help everyone find where to get genuine spiritual food–straight out of the Bible.

  9. After reading this I thought it was very informative. I appreciate you taking the time to put this blog piece together. I once again find myself spending way to much time both reading and commenting. What ever, it was still worth it

  10. admin says:

    Dear South Dakota,

    My parents came from North Dakota!

    I hope you will find it to be worth it to return often to this site and read, even re-read, still more!

    The solution to spiritual starvation is still “Get into the Bible”!

    And if by chance you have not yet gotten into your Bible, you without question are suffering from spiritual starvation.

    Free, unadulterated spiritual food is offered here. Take a look at the newest category containing Verse by Verse Cross Reference Bible Studies.

  11. “Great, thanks for sharing this post.Much many thanks. Really Great.”

  12. Jerry says:

    Thank you, Terrell, for visiting here!

    There is much to read and learn here, so I invite you to return.

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