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Sunday, July 24, 2016

Well-Fed - A Poem and A Thought



I was working on an article for today but, due to physical limitations, I'm not going to be able to finish it till later.  So, here is a little something to think upon.
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2 Timothy 2:15  Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

The Well-Fed

We feed upon His holy Word;
We hear His preachers preach;
And gladly sit before the ones
Whose gift it is to teach.

And at each goodly feast our souls
Become full-fed, replete.
Then, Christian, do we go to sleep
Until next time we eat?

Good soldiers eat that they may fight,
Nor linger overmuch
Before the board, though richly spread.
The Lord has need of such.

So let us feed with thankful hearts
Upon His precious Word,
And then go forth refreshed and strong
To battle for the Lord.

By Martha Snell Nicholson

1 Timothy 6:12  Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.

It is easy to fall into the habit of receiving what is given us in the way of Bible teaching and preaching without ever doing much with it.  We need to remember that food is meant to provide strength for work, and so it is with spiritual food.  Let's be attentive to what we hear that we may not only grow thereby, but that we may go and pass those things on to others.

1 Peter 2:2  As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:

2 Timothy 2:2  And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.

2 comments:

  1. Love this poem and sentiment Mary (and have pinned it)! Thank you for sharing with us on the Art of Home-Making Mondays at Strangers & Pilgrims on Earth!

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    1. I'm so glad you were blessed, JES. Thanks for letting me know.
      I enjoy participating in your link-up. Thank you for hosting it. :-)

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