Ebenezer Congregational

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Pastor's Corner


Posted by Ebenezer Congregational Church on March 25, 2021 at 7:40 PM

Behold the days come, saith the Lord God, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord.

Amos 8. 11

The month of March is ending with no promise of rain for our dry land. Perhaps our grandparents will be right, that 90 days from fog we will have moisture. The weather patterns do seem upset, and the Lord said they would be as His return is coming soon. We get used to things going as usual until they don’t!

Jesus said “ man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word which proceedeth out of the mouth of God. (Mt. 4.4) He was quoting Deuteronomy 8.3. The context then, was that God was humbling his people.

Amos was a prophet of the Lord and also a herdsman of Tekoa. He knew how necessary rain was for grass to feed his cattle. Many ranchers today are nervous about the lack of snow this last winter and the prospect of a dry spring, and understandingly so. The question however is. Does the thought of a famine for the Word of God make you squirm? It should, but sadly many don’t spend anytime growing in it while it is available.

If Jesus is right, and he is. We are parched and hungry spiritually when we don’t dine on his Word, when we don’t drink it in. The fullness of the Christian life is realized when we are being fed. We grow stronger and find a transformation taking place in the renewing of our minds. Because His word is eternal, we should seek to devour it on a daily basis. You will find the more you eat and drink it in, the more you will have an appetite and the more satisfied you will be.

In Christ Alone, Pastor David

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