Hunger and Thirst
John 6:35 (NKJV) And Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst.
To be hungry and thirsty is a recurring natural physical event. Food and water are necessary to sustain life. Jesus has brought a promise of natural, material provision to us but there is so much more. Our spiritual life depends upon our intake of the Word of God and our time spent with the Spirit of God.
A hunger for the Word of God is the most spiritually healthy condition that a person can possess. Out of the Word comes faith and the love by which it works. The Word of God is the Bread of Life. Our spiritual development is dependent upon our intake of the Word of God. Spiritual perception is also dependent upon our hunger for the Word of God.
Pastor Bill Johnston put it this way: “Hunger enables perception. You’re seldom going to find what you’re not hungry for in the Kingdom.”
Hunger draws us to the place of sustenance and refreshing. No meal is complete without something to drink.
Each of us who believes in Christ Jesus are promised that we will never hunger and never thirst. As we seek heavenly manna in the Word of God we find a River flowing rich and free. Waters, not only to drink, but in which to swim. We find fulfilment in Jesus’ words, “He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst.” Our spiritual appetite is satisfied and our thirst for more of Him and His Spirit is quenched. We are filled and yet always ready to be filled again and again.
Psalm 34:8 (NKJV) Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good; Blessed is the man who trusts in Him!
There is never a need unmet in Christ. Our God and Savior is all sufficient in all areas and in all things.
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