Church of England Diocese of Canterbury Benenden

Daily Scripture & Reflection

7 Jul 2021, 9:15 a.m.
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Daily Scripture

He said to me, O mortal, eat what is offered to you; eat this scroll, and go, speak to the house of Israel. So I opened my mouth, and he gave me the scroll to eat. He said to me, Mortal, eat this scroll that I give you and fill your stomach with it. Then I ate it; and in my mouth it was as sweet as honey. (Ezekiel 3:3)

Daily Reflection

The prophet Ezekiel is having a vision; in it, he is told to eat God’s message. He found this spiritual food good for him and as sweet as honey. If we digest God’s word it makes us stronger in faith, and its wisdom sweetens our lives. We know we need to feed ourselves physically, but we also need to feed ourselves spiritually. This means more than occasionally dipping into it – like snacking from a bowl of peanuts! His word is the main course; something to be eaten and enjoyed; something to do daily. We should make digesting God’s word a regular part of our lives. “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.” (Deut. 8:3) Try God’s word for breakfast!

Revd David