Jesus spoke to the people once more and said, “I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won’t have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life.” (John 8:12, ESV)
And Jesus said unto them, “I am the Bread of Life. He that cometh to Me shall never hunger, and he that believeth in Me shall never thirst.” (John 6:35, KJ21)
“But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.” ( John 4:14, KJ21)
God gives us many things but one of the greatest things He gives to us, is His revealing Himself to us, in the Scriptures. We should honor Him and His ways which shows respect that He is God. The Bible calls this the “fear of the Lord.” We understand following His commandments will bring joy and true direction in our lives and we should want to listen to Him. Finally we should trust in our Lord God in all He does.
Our greatest desire, purpose and meaning as followers of Christ, is found in desiring the living Word of God become our very life, by the presence and power of the Holy Spirit in our hearts. Thus God’s Word cannot be considered or thought of as just sayings, words, themes and guidelines that we learn or even memorize. The Word of God must be our very light by which we see with for the moment and the future. The Word of God must be the breath to sustain our living in and through every situation and encounter day by day, month by month and year by year. The Word of God must be the bread by which we are nourished and strengthen to for the challenges and stresses that we face. The Word of God must be the water that clenches the thirsting in our body and spirit yet remaining inexhaustible and life giving even as we drink it in over and over again. There is life in the Word of God but must see it as essential for our lives and we must let it become life to all of us.
“The precepts of the Lord are right, giving joy to the heart. The commands of the Lord are radiant, giving light to the eyes. The fear of the Lord is pure,
enduring forever. The decrees of the Lord are firm, and all of them are righteous” (Psalm 19:8-9 NIV).
Suggested Reading – Psalm 19