April 5th 2016
Spiritually Satisfied in God
O LORD, thou knowest: remember me, and visit me, and revenge me of my persecutors; take me not away in thy longsuffering: know that for thy sake I have suffered rebuke. Thy words were found, and I did eat them; 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. I sat not in the assembly of the mockers, nor rejoiced; I sat alone because of thy hand: for thou hast filled me with indignation. (Jeremiah 15:15-17 KJV)
Did you know that the words of God were designed to be spiritually filling? God desires that mankind consume His Word as if it were a scrumptious dessert or succulent pot roast complete with gravy. Today you and I are living in a time when His Word is complete and readily available for many who can read it and allow it to flood into their thirsty hearts and mind.
Jeremiah lived in a time when God’s Word was not complete or readily available. Jeremiah was familiar with God’s promises though scrolls containing His Word. He knew that it was the “spiritual filler” which was necessary for satisfying his heart. God’s Word was to act as a packing or stuffing to close any cracks or gaps exposed in man’s heart.
God fills rough spots with the light of His Word to shine outwardly for others to see and desire to have in their own life. Jeremiah is pleading with God to fill him with joy and rejoicing as he finds himself caught in the midst of much chaos and destruction. He is asking God to fill Him as he continues to be separate for Him and living apart from the evil and darkness at work in this world.