Jesus replied, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry again.
Whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.” John 6:35 (NLT)
God’s creatures find joy in feasting on Heaven’s abundance and drinking deeply of His delights: “You feed them from the abundance of your own house, letting them drink from your river of delights. For you are the fountain of life, the light by which we see” (Psalm 36:8-9, NLT). This abundance and the river of delights from from and are completely dependent on their source: God. He alone is the fountain of life, and without Him there could be neither life nor joy, neither abundance nor delights.
God doesn’t want to be replaced or depreciated. He wants to be recognized as the source of all our joys, and He wants us to draw closer to Him through partaking of His creation. My taking pleasure in a good meal or a good book is taking pleasure in God. It’s not a substitute for God, nor is it a distraction from Him. It’s what I was made for.
“Give thanks to the Lord for His unfailing love and His wonderful deeds for men, for He satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things.” Psalm 107:8-9
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