Psalm 34:10 – Even strong lions get weak and hungry, but those who go to the Lord for help will have every good thing.
Yesterday was not a good day for me. I was sick with a sinus headache, body aches, stomach problems, and dizzy. I tried to focus my attention on things but my mind was constantly drifting like the snow outside. I was frustrated and tense. I watched tv because I couldn’t do much else. In my weakness, I was tempted and torn. Nothing sounded good to eat and only one thing actually did taste good… sugary sweet things. Here lies the problem: I was hungry but only for the things that weren’t good for me!
Isn’t it funny how many times the Bible uses hunger as an analogy for our wants, desires and needs? The psalmist says, “Even strong lions get weak and hungry, but those who go to the Lord for help will have every good thing” (Psalm 34:10). Everyone gets hungry. Either you will try to satisfy your hunger with worldly things that don’t last, are bad for you and can not fully satisfy or you will hunger after heavenly things.
Jesus said, “Blessed is he who hungers and thirst after righteousness for they shall be filled.” In other words, nothing satisfies like doing what is right in God’s eyes. When Jesus was tempted in the wilderness He replied to Satan’s challenge with scripture. “Man does not live on bread alone but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of the Lord.”
A choice has to be made. Nothing satisfies like Jesus. So eat the Word of God. His Word taste sweet like honey and is better for you than any things else. Fill yourself with the Word of God. Surround yourself with an army of people who will help you and support your efforts. Pray for strength and forgiveness. And you will be satisfied.
Dear Lord, Thank you for your word which is sweeter than honey from the comb and satisfies more than any other thing. Thank you for Jesus. Help me to hunger and thirst after those things that are right in your eyes and fill me with your word. In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.
“Bread is a second cause; the LORD Himself is the first source of our sustenance. He can work without the second cause as well as with it; and we must not tie Him down to one mode of operation. Let us not be too eager after the visible, but let us look to the invisible God.”
― Charles H. Spurgeon
“The soul can do without everything except the word of God, without which none at all of its wants are provided for.”
― Martin Luther