Eat the word

Ezekiel 3:3 And he said unto me, Son of man, cause thy belly to eat, and fill thy bowels with this roll that I give thee. Then did I eat it; and it was in my mouth as honey for sweetness.

Church meetings often reference our relationship with Jesus with our hearts. That’s based on our western understanding that the heart is the symbolic organ representing our spirit and charector, the literary black hearted villans, big hearted benefactors and charitible hearts of gold.
This verse uses a different organ to great effect. Firstly in INTENTIONALITY. While the Lord does provide, he also asks us to reach to him. We in the west have an abundance of both food and word around us, and yet our god is more often than not that of confectionary than grace.
The word FILLS more than anything else. Gods wisdom ensures we get what we need to survive. His word provides our sustinance better than any pie or cake. More comefort than any chocolate bar. More purpose than any idle snack.
Finally the SWEETNESS of the word is what lingers in our mouths, that taste of grace, sin removed, the promises over our lives and of the age to come. Such delights which we have gained and on top of this our God encourages us to share, there is no famine, but abundance. If you find the concept of the heart leaves you cold, then God has something far more substantial for you today.

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