Thursday, October 17, 2013

Soul food

TODAY'S SPECIAL: Jeremiah 31:23-40

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TO CHEW ON: "'For I have satiated the weary soul, and I have replenished every sorrowful soul.'" Jeremiah 31:25

Jeremiah hears the voice of God declaring, '"For I have satiated the weary soul, and I have replenished every sorrowful soul.'"

The guarantee of that sweet satisfaction runs through the Bible.
  • The psalmist  promises it to those who fear God (Psalm 145:19) and who enjoy being in His house (Psalm 36:8).
  • Isaiah promises it to those who are spiritually thirsty (Isaiah 44:3; 55:1) and go to God as their Saviour (Isaiah 12:3).
  • Jesus promises filling to those who hunger and thirst for righteousness (Matthew 5:6).
  • He proclaims that He is the source of living water (John 4:14; 7:37) and the bread of life (John 6:35).
  • We are invited to His feast at the culmination of all things (Revelation 7:16; 21:6; 22:17).

Then, in the next verse, Jeremiah wakes from his vision: "After this I awoke, and looked around..." But the beautiful atmosphere of blessing lingers on "…and my sleep was sweet to me" - Jeremiah 31:26.

May we too live today in the atmosphere of these promises, bringing our wearinesses and sorrows to Him now for temporary relief, knowing that a day is coming when God will forever satiate all our lacks with His plenty!

PRAYER: Dear God, help me to look to You to satisfy my deepest thirsts and hungers—even as I anticipate the time when this will happen perfectly. Amen. 


New King James Version (NKJV) Used with permission. The Holy Bible, New King James Version Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.

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1 comment:

  1. Psalm 145:16 is another lovely confirmation of this. David states that Father God opens His hand and satisfies the desire of every living thing. We are blessed!


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