Skip the Crackers

August 23rd, 2018

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Lamentations 3:19-33

Famished and sitting down at a restaurant, it is easy to fill up on the dry crackers and stale bread baskets. Once the main meal is served, the diner sends away a large part of the choice portion because they chose to overindulge in the ordinary fillers.

We are called to be a holy priesthood, set apart for God’s service. The heritage of the priests is to feed on the Lord, who has given himself as our portion (Num. 18:20, Deut. 10:9). So often, however, we indulge ourselves in “comforting snacks” easily available to us in our cultural climate: instant gratification over patient hope, Facebook over fasting, gossip over godliness, text-responses over real-relationships, milky devotionals over meaty scripture.

When the day is gone, we are socially connected and we have vented our frustrations. We even read a verse of the Bible or two—but we are not satisfied. If we are truly convinced that our hope and salvation is in Christ alone, then let us “sit alone in silence,” (Lam. 3:28) while we wait for him.

Author: Judith Fetzer


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