DIG for Wednesday the 13th of September…..eat it, digest it, love it…..Jeremiah 15 v 16

One of the great things about being a pastor and teacher is when a person “gets” what you are teaching.

And one of the greatest joys is to see a fellow believer fall in love with the Word of God.

I had a sister in the Lord come up to me in church recently to tell me about a verse “I had to see”.

It was Jeremiah 15 v 16, and her excitement was that it was about God’s Word.

The Word is like food for us, it is there to be eaten and digested; it is there to provide us with life.

And more than that, the Word is there for us to rejoice over.

Reading this section of the Word we see what the experience of Jeremiah was; he loved God’s Word and he treated it like food, he was filled with joy

And this could and should be our experience.

The Word is wonderful, the Word is like food (or bread according to Jesus), and the Word if understood can change our lives for the better.

The Word is a wonderful gift from God, there to be eaten and digested.

The Word is there for you to use, like a seed (as we have seen recently) and like food.

We eat every day, so we should feast upon the Word of God every day.

Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord for your Word, and thank you for the life that it generates within me”.

Jeremiah 15 v 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


DIG for Tuesday the 12th of September…..here we go again, another date for the end of the world…..Acts 1 v 7

Here we go again; the “doom and gloom” merchants are peddling their theories about the end of the world and masking them as being Biblical.

What first gets me about this is that there is always a book on sale to go along with these theories!

But more importantly we should not be spending time and effort looking into this kind of thing.

Jesus was quite clear when asked about the end of the world; He said that is not for you to know (Acts 1 v 6 and 7).

We cannot work out something that God does not want us to know, so predicting the end of the world, the Second Coming, the apocalypse (or whatever you want to call it) is a waste of time and effort.

There are verses that talk about this thing though.

Colossians 2 v 8 for example talks about this kind of thing; go on, look it up yourself!

A Christian should spend less time thinking about the end of the world and thinking about the world today; the world and people in it are in need right now.

We should be living for today, enjoying this world that we are blessed to live in, instead of worrying and being concerned about its end.

Anyway, if we are a believer “that day” should just be like any other day on our route through eternity; I have absolute assurance of where I am going to end up.

Here’s hoping that those Christians talking about this and posting on Facebook are spending as much time and effort trying to save their families, friends and neighbours before it is too late!

Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord for today and for tomorrow and for however many tomorrows I may have on this earth”.

Acts 1 v 7…..And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power