[b]WHAT SATISFIES HIS HUNGER?[/b]
Jesus answered his disciples request for faith in this way. He told them: Which of you, having a servant plowing or feeding cattle, will say unto him by and by, when he is come from the field, Go and sit down to meat? And will not rather say unto him, Make ready wherewith I may sup, and gird thyself, and serve me, till I have eaten and drunken; and afterward thou shalt eat and drink?
So likewise ye, when ye shall have done all those things which are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants: we have done that which was our duty to do (Luke 17:78, 10).
Christ is speaking here of us, his servants, and of God, our Master. Hes telling us were to feed God. You may wonder, What kind of food are we supposed to bring to the Lord? What satisfies his hunger?
The Bible tells us, Without faith it is impossible to please him (Hebrews 11:6). Simply put, Gods most delectable dish is faith. Thats the food that pleases him.
We see this illustrated throughout Scripture. When a centurion asked Jesus to heal his sick servant by merely speaking a word, Christ feasted on the mans vibrant faith. He replied, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel (Matthew 8:10). Jesus was saying, Heres a Gentile, an outsider, whos feeding my spirit. What a nourishing meal this mans faith is giving me.
I notice in Jesus words a blunt statement: You dont eat first. I do. In others words, we are not to consume our faith on our own interests and needs. Rather, our faith is meant to satisfy our Lords hunger. Make ready wherewith I may sup
and serve me, till I have eaten and drunken: and afterward thou shalt eat.
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