|Every Sunday A Psalms: My Soul Is Weaned
Daily Devotions: by Christina Farris
As one gets older the less food it seems to satisfy the appetite. Older people eating less because their pallet changes for the food they want, or for the simple fact their taste buds only taste certain types of food. Which ever the case, the person is no longer need the large banquet of food prepared at an all you can eat buffet. If you enjoy food you know a buffet style meal is like being in heaven of fine dining if the food is good. The needing of extra plates are required to fell satisfied that the appetite is quenched. In truth I long for those buffet of good food and realize even if I state down to a dinner of great buffet, I probably could only eat a small plate and not be able to sample all the goodies available.
The word of God is a buffet of food. When as a baby you desire both milk of the word and then the meat of the word. One desires to understand the whole Bible only to find at the end it simply learning to trust in God and in Christ Jesus. To learn to follow after the Spirit of God in life.
If David ever involved himself of great matters of doctrine it perhaps was his youth. When one thinks about what scripture was available in his adulthood one would then ask, how did one feed on so few words for a life time. Scripture is condense today to 66 books and for some there is even a few more books that are not requirement by some groups of Christians to learn. The general scripture available for learning is 66 books. David life begins in I Samuel, he had the law to learn and learn about faith. If you only had the law it can deal with matters of great weight. David was a king after all and so his need to discuss the law would have been essential, yet the law discussion came more at the time of Solomon reign when it came to Wisdom. David discuss the law, he delighted in the law. No doubt he took it at face value, yet he even found himself subject and not Lord over the law, despite his authority. It is sad day when one is haughty or prideful of his position to the point the finds that he or she can get away with breaking the law because of his position.
As I watched Mash the other day on TV the Col. Potter found himself with a speeding ticket, only to have to take drive education program in the military. He could of gotten out of the ticket, but chose to take the course. Though the story of funny, there is truth to his position. Sometimes having power has it advantages, but sometimes it better not to use those advantages to get ahead. When it comes to the word of God, desiring to know God is important. Yet with all the teachers available both on and off line there is a buffet table full of food available. Yet until you stop eating from all the tables and decide to eat at the table God sets before you, you will be like toddler depending on others to feed you the word of God instead of dining on faith the word of God through your own belief in God. Despite your position in the church or society sooner or later you have to decide what you personally believe about God and put your faith in him. If you do not you are still only drinking from the breast of our teachers, some with milk and some with false doctrines. One must come to a place of not only rightfully dividing the word of truth but drinking from the word by the leading of the Holy Spirit.
Education from those more knowledge of scripture is needed when first learning the word of God. We all start somewhere. Sooner or later one begins to grow with out the teachers other then God. To be weaned from the Spirit, is to have understanding of scripture that one ability to obey and to trust is apart a personís everyday world. It does not mean you need less of God, only that assurance of faith will take you through every trial of life without doubting of faith, or looking for others to strengthen your faith. One rest in the knowledge of God through faith and hope.
What does this have to do with Mash, Col. Potter knew the law, just like we might know our scripture, it does not make us less of a student. We learn to be students of the word but not students of people but a student of God. It does not mean God does not use teachers or ministers to help one along in faith. It more like confirmation of faith from things God is dealing with the heart about. It no longer question the false doctrine but knowing what is false by knowing your scripture for yourself. Yet it does not mean you do not go back and study what you already know.
David hope for Israel was that they would have faith in God and not always his leadership. That they would trust in God themselves, and not follow the prophets or kings. That their personal relationship would be much like he had from even his youth with His God. To be a teacher, or leader whether it be the legal law or faith, one has to come to a point of hoping for his students not to follow him, but to follow God alone. The weariness of people can be to a point one never wants another question, and yet willingness and heart desire to answer remains intact. It not about pride but desiring others to learn as well and to be a helper in their journey of faith.
Dear Heavenly Father help us to be helpers of people faith and not a person that takes a person away from knowing you. In Jesus precious name, Amen.
Continual Scripture Study for Devotion:Ephesians 2:19-22 KJV
(19) Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God;
(20) And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;
(21) In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord:
(22) In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.