When one is served a delicacy, he calls the waiters attention on how to get the best out of it, if he hasn't tasted it before.
He takes his time, eating slowly, savoring every delicious taste of it. He finishes it with an hunger for more, he gets another plate full, and another, till he is satisfied.
However, when a dish is brought before him which he has no appetite for, he rushes over it, devouring it quickly, just to fill his stomach and get out, or rather still, though he is hungry, he refuses to eat. So it is with the word of God.
Those who are led by the spirit of God, those who are elects of God, always spend time in the word, because it is food to their spirit man growth, they free their heart, asking the holy spirit for interpretation of the word, they meditate on it slowly, attentively and repeatedly until they are saturated in the word. They settle down and let it digest properly, letting it become an integral part of them.
On the other hand the simple, not having the spirit of God, will rush over it just to acquire knowledge, mere history, instead of the power thereof, while the lost will just toss it aside not giving even the slight attention or interest towards it.
In all this, we come to a realization that; only those who have the spirit of God, studies the word twice or more times daily, if they don't, they won't feel alright, they'll feel something is missing, just as you'd feel when you miss your meal.
If you don't have this hunger for the word, know this then, that you don't have the spirit of God and no man will enter God's kingdom without His spirit, because it is your train ticket to God's kingdom. If you want to have this spirit of Christ, you must have a free heart gotten through genuine repentance, and meditation on the word of God, living in obedience, not cramming it to preach or for knowledge, no! but, for your spiritual growth, then you'll testify of the power of God through the word in your life. The power that delivers a man from his classified bondages of sin.
The Chef, The Delicacy, The Waiter
The Master chef: he prepares the food perfectly for the food critic, the food is served, by the waiter, though the food is perfectly made, it is up to the food critic to decide if it meets his standard or not.
- The master chef, is God
- The food prepared, is the word of God which in personality is our Lord Jesus Christ
- The waiter is the holy spirit, for he is the one who delivers the food.
In simple term, God and the word which is Jesus Christ and the holy spirit are one, they all work together without confusion, but God is the one who gives the go ahead even though they walk with one mindset. God sent the word ( Jesus Christ, ) and in this age of the holy spirit, the holy spirit's Job is to deliver the word to us for our salvation.
We are the food critic, we have the right to reject the food even though it is perfectly prepared, that is; we have the choice to reject the gospel and consider it rubbish or accept it and consider it good for our salvation.
However, most of man kind turned out being the evil food critic. The chef ( God ) spent his time to prepare the food of life ( the word ) for our benefit, but with our wicked heart we labeled the food rubbish, tossing it aside and went after that prepared by the evil one, because it looks appetizing and sweet to the eyes, lacking knowledge that though sweet in the mouth it'll turn sour in the stomach leading to their demise.
God has every right to deal with the food critic as He pleases, why? Now tell me, if you're a chef, you did a fine job preparing a delicacy, and than at the end the food critic said it is rubbish, though you might prepare some extra delicacy to see if he'll change his mind, but still if he doesn't, the chef might end up going berserk and do something dangerous to that food critic for insulting his work.
How long are we going to live as the wicked food critic, who, although knows what is right but, still calls it wrong. The word is being served to you every time, but still you tossed it on the floor rendering it rubbish.
I tell you, though the chef has longsuffering, for his patience is for our salvation, a time will come when he'll shove that food down the food critic's throat bringing him judgement, and then skewer and roast him in the oven.