THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8
“I write to you, not because you do not know the truth, but because you know it, and because no lie is of the truth”
1 John 2:21 (ESV)
STAY HUNGRY FOR GOD’S WORD
Two robins were sitting in a tree. One of the robins turned to his buddy and announced that he was hungry. The other robin said that he was hungry too, so they flew down to find some lunch. As they came down, they saw an entire field full of worms. They ate and ate until they could eat no more. “I’m so full I don’t think I can fly back up to the tree,” said the first robin. The second one agreed so they just plopped down and basked in the sun. No sooner had they fallen asleep than a big fat tomcat snuck up and gobbled them both up. As he sat washing his face after his meal, he grinned, “I love baskin’ robins.”
What are you hungry for? John affirmed the church in 1 John 2 because they were hungry for the truth of God’s word. 1 Peter 2:2-3 says, “Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation, if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good.”
It has been said, “Don’t forget in the dark what you learned in the light.” One of the reasons it’s so important for us to study God’s word is so that we can be prepared when temptations and trials come our way. In the last days things will get more difficult for Christians and God’s word can protect our hearts and minds. What’s your favorite Bible verse? Write it out and keep it somewhere visible this week.