Deuteronomy 32:46…“Take to heart all the words I have solemnly declared to you this day, so that you may command your children to obey carefully all the words of this law. 47 They are not just idle words for you—they are your life.By them you will live long in the land you are crossing the Jordan to possess.”
I recently realized after reading the above scripture that I sometimes treat God’s Word like an alternative to something else. We live in a generation where there appears to be alternatives to the Word of God. If the prayer for healing for that headache doesn’t work, there’s always paracetamol. If the prayer for provision doesn’t work like we expected it to work, at least we have a job which will definitely pay out at the end of the month. And so because we have these “alternatives” we can often approach God out of religion, which means that there is no real dependency on the God we are praying to.
The truth is that the Word of God is your life! The Word of God is my life! Whilst there are “alternatives”, God’s Word ALONE will produce the results that God has planned for you. John 10:10 tells us that Jesus came to give us life in abundance until it overflows. He came to give a life that is superabundant in quantity & superior in quality. But notice that it is Jesus…who is the Word of God…that came to give us that life.
Here is what I am saying today, the answers to life’s dilemmas are in the Words we heard at church over the weekend. They are in the pages of your bible, they are right there on that bible app! The Word is near you. Those Words are not idle, worthless, or vain. They are our life! They are our source of sustenance. That’s why the bible describes Jesus…The Word of God…as the bread of life. That’s why in the Lord’s prayer Jesus recommends that we place a demand for our “Daily Bread”. The moment we start to undermine the importance of the Daily Bread, we sign up for weakness, malnutrition and eventually death!
Everything we need for our nourishment is found in Jesus, the Bread of Life. Forgiveness, peace, love, provision, hope, faith, wisdom…EVERYTHING! I think the most beautiful thing about this bread of life is that He is eternal, He never runs out. All power has been given to Him. All knees eventually bow at the mention of His name. He is available to us FREELY. Whatever you need for life, don’t be shy, don’t hold back, FEAST ON THE BREAD OF LIFE. Just go for it! Let’s develop a habit of choosing to approach every single aspect of our lives on the basis of what the Word says. That’s how we feast on the Bread of Life. The person who does this has this promise from Jesus Himself: John 6:35… “I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will NEVER go hungry, and he who believes in me will NEVER be thirsty”.
I’ve made a decision to COMPLETELY depend on the bread of life for my sustenance.