The Lord has spread a table with food that will nourish our mind, will, and emotions. It is food that will satisfy the deepest longings in our heart. It is food that causes our spirit man to thrive.
Jeremiah 31:14 says, “I will satiate the soul of the priests with abundance, and My people shall be satisfied with My goodness, says the Lord.”
Satiate means to fill to the full. I know what it is like to fill my stomach with good food. I do it every day. Yet, I have to eat again. It doesn’t last. It is the same with spiritual food. We can’t read the Bible one day and then not need to read it again.
Our spirit drinks in God’s word. His word is our sustainer. I love to think of Song of Solomon 5:1 in a personal sense of the Lord speaking to me. The Amplified says, “…Drink, yes, drink abundant of love, O precious one (for now I know you are Mine, irrevocably Mine!…”
Psalm 23:5-6 says, “You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; my cup runs over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.”
We live in enemy territory – the world. Mark 4:19 is a great warning for us. Beware! Don’t let the desires for other things enter in to choke out God’s word! The Lord has set His desires before us. Let us partake freely.
Psalm 36:8 says, “They are abundantly satisfied with the fullness of Your house, and You give them drink from the river of Your pleasures.”