Thy Words Were Found

Written by Larry M. Jaynes:

Jeremiah 15:16a:
Thy words were found, and I did eat them . . .

The Prophet did not literally eat the Bible, like a group from Florida I once met who actually ate their Bibles and then went on a walking pilgrimage around the country, thinking that they instinctively knew the Scriptures simply because they ate them. However, in Jeremiah the Prophet realized that his life was spiritually nourished by feeding his mind with the words that came out from the mouth of God. The word “found” means discovered. Rocks are found, but genuine treasures are always discovered. Every Christian who continues looking to the words of God will come to the place in their own understanding that they actually discover for themselves the enormous value of the Scriptures, and when we individually discover the Word of God, the Word will cause our souls to rejoice.

Jeremiah 15:16b:
. . . and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart: for I am called by thy name, O LORD God of hosts.

Within the tremendous joy and rejoicing of our hearts, we can begin to realize that the Lord our God has absolutely called us. As we continue on a daily diet of spiritual food, our understanding of God and His marvelous Word will become the same joy and rejoicing of our hearts as it was for the Prophet. There is no wonder that the words of God are called “wholesome words” in I Timothy 6:3, for the words of God do taste so very good to our spiritual senses, and they are quite fulfilling as well.

I Peter 2:2–3
-2: As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:
-3: If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious.

As a newborn desires and needs his nourishment to live and grow, we are also to desire in a like manner the sincere milk of God’s wonderful Word, for with the milk of God’s Word we will spiritually grow in the wisdom of God. When God’s words are discovered deep within our hearts and we esteem them like a valued treasure, we then can sincerely and honestly acknowledge the delectable graciousness of our God.

So today as you continue discovering for yourselves God’s own words: may His words be for you the joy and rejoicing of your own heart.