Monday, January 30, 2023

Orange Moon Monday, January 30, 2023 "One Bite More"

The Special of the Day… From the Orange Moon Cafe…


              "One Bite More" 


    We recently finished a year and a half long survey of Biblical doctrines in one of the services we conduct.  As we concluded, I realized a prediction I made at the outset of the study had come to pass.  Namely, I felt completely frustrated because it seems we only began to scratch the surface of all we could have pondered of God's truth and its dynamic impact in our hearts and lives.  Of course, my "frustration" is completely warranted, and actually a sensibility that must accompany every search for the Lord's light and attempt to bear witness to what we have discovered.

   "His greatness is unsearchable" (Psalm 145:3).  
   "His understanding is infinite" (Psalm 147:5).

    In God's realm of truth, every sermon is unfinished, every book incomplete, every witness wanting.  How could it be otherwise?  An unsearchably great God, possessed of infinite understanding, communicates His truth through finite beings who know nothing yet as we ought to know (I Corinthians 8:2).  Of course, through the Holy Spirit, believers can effectively speak, write, and witness in a manner and measure that illuminates hearts and minds with Biblical truth.  Certainly, He supplements in hearers and readers that which we fail to convey because of our limitations.  The preacher who steps away from his pulpit, the writer who dips the nib of his pen in the inkwell for one last period, and the Christian who wonders if his witness communicated the truth as necessary must all cast themselves upon the Lord in the hope that He will complete the sermon, the book, and the testimony.  "Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God" (I Corinthians 2:12).

   A famous American restauranteur seeks to serve his guests a portion that leaves them "wishing they could have just one bite more."   God's truth does that, but in far greater measure.  All legitimate learning leaves us wishing we could more fully partake of the Bread of life.  Thankfully, eternity lies before us with ever new revelations and discoveries of our Lord's goodness and greatness.  This present life also offers such opportunity as He beckons to call upon Him with the assurance He will "show thee great and mighty things which thou knowest not" (Jeremiah 33:3).  No matter the measure of such revelation, we will always realize we have barely partaken of the feast that lies before us.  Frustration in the realization?  A bit, for a moment.  However, exhilaration far more fills and thrills our spirits with expectation that the Bread of life will forever offer "just one bite more."

"And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to Me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on Me shall never thirst."
(John 6:35)

Weekly Memory Verses
   His greatness is unsearchable.
 (Psalm 145:3).  
   His understanding is infinite. 
(Psalm 147:5)












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