Verse 34 Give me understanding, so that I may keep your law and obey it with all my heart.
As we enter this last week of our series on Sabbath Keeping we turn to the aspect of feasting. Feasting can make us think of celebrating and that is really what Sabbath Keeping is all about – celebrating our Lord and God in His Spirit.
God calls us to the feast of His Word weekly as a body of believers. He has called the person to deliver the prepared message and has given them the words to present. He has called each of us that are there to receive it. It is so easy to let this coming together for Sabbath keeping become a tradition that has little to no thought given to it. We just come because that is what we have always done on Sundays. Some of us may never have actually given much thought to why we even make the effort.
Sundays give us an opportunity for feasting on His Word as a big family. Family gatherings are often filled with people talking about the food and what hit a heart spot with them. When was the last time you talked with someone about a part of the Word that hit the spot with you? Maybe it encouraged you or maybe it convicted you but either way we should share with each other in the body of Christ. This is one of the joys we can have as a Church family. Sadly we are more likely to treat the feast of the Word as we would eating at a restaurant than we do as a family get together. We only take home the parts of the feast that we like and we keep them for ourselves.
There are times when the Word that the Spirit gives through the lips of the preacher, hits a raw nerve with us. We don’t like to think that we may have pride to overcome or that we need to forgive someone that we don’t particularly care for. When the Spirit is using the Word to convict us on a Sunday we need to receive it as we would the delicious feast set before us in a family gathering.
God wants to meet with us in a feast. He has called us to meet together. He has called us to feast on His Word. He wants us to grow in relationship with Him and with each other and He has made a way for both of those through the feasting on His word together, giving us a time to discuss it as family members.
Making It Personal
Have you ever thought about what it means to feast on His Word? How about what it means that we feast together and how that should look? Are you open to talking about what you have learned from the Word with others?
Making It Personal Kids
What does it mean to eat a feast of the Bible? Do you ever learn anything from the Bible? Have you ever talked with someone about what you have learned about from the Bible?
Father, thank You for opening Your Word to us, for opening our ears to hear and for softening our hearts to the change you want to make in us. Help us to desire to share what You are teaching us so that we can grow spiritually as individuals and as a Church family. In Jesus’ name, amen.