Wednesday 24th September – Wednesday of week 25 of the year
Reflection: Proverbs 30: 5-9
THE GREATEST FAMINE
The greatest famine a Christian can experience is the famine of the word of God; a situation in which there is no access to be fed with God’s word. We can have the word of God being proclaimed all around us and yet, not find the truth in it. A Christian in these circumstances lives his life in total darkness because there is no direction unto his path and no light to direct him; the light that comes through the word of God.
In order not to be faced with this situation, a Christian must therefore appreciate the truth in the word of God by meditating and reflecting on them daily to get inspiration and spiritual strength.
Beloved, the word of God is a shield for those who take refuge in God and a delight for those who trust in Him. Why not make use of this great privilege given to us in the gift of God’s word to be fed, guided and strengthened. Denying ourselves of this spiritual food will necessarily lead to starvation, loss of direction and hope and ultimately, spiritual death. Let us each day embrace God’s word and receive it with thanksgiving and a desire to live by it.
PRAYER: Father, please give me the grace to dwell daily and richly in your word and let it be a refuge for me, let me fully understand the truth in your word. Amen.
KNOW YOUR FAITH: YOUCAT 70 – How does God draw us out of the whirlpool of evil?
God does not just look on as man gradually destroys himself and the world around him through the chain reaction of sin. He sends us Jesus Christ, the Saviour and Redeemer, who snatches us from the power of sin.
HIDE A TREASURE: “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path” Psalm 119: 105 RSV-CE
Readings for Today: Proverbs 30: 5-9; Psalm 119: 29,72,89,101,104,163; Luke 9:1-6