1 Peter 2:2 – “as newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby.”
As you read the Word of God, do you understand the spiritual meaning of what is said? Do you have a hunger to search and understand the Scriptures when the meaning is not clear? The Ethiopian eunuch was returning from Jerusalem after worship. He was reading from the scroll of Isaiah and struggling to understand the passage from Isaiah 53. Philip, led by the Holy Spirit, met him on the way and asked, “Do you understand what you read?”, and the eunuch answered saying, “How can I except someone explains it to me?” The eunuch urged Philip to come and sit with him (Acts 8:30,31). Philip explained the passage on Isaiah 53, which depicted that Jesus was the Messiah, who was led as a sheep to the slaughter, who died for the sins of humanity on the cross of Calvary.
The children who returned from captivity after 70 years did not know the law of Moses. After their return to Jerusalem, Ezra the scribe brought the book of the law of Moses and read before the congregation of men and women of Israel who had returned back from captivity. He read the law from morning to midday and as he read, the people stood and were attentive to the book of the law (Neh. 8:2,3) Other scribes who were present read distinctly from the book, in the Law of God; and they gave the sense, and helped them to understand the reading (Neh. 8:7,8).
Do we have the readiness of mind and willingness to read and search the Scripture daily like the Berean Christians (Acts 17:11)? Do we search for Jesus in the Scripture we read? Jesus Christ is the Word, that became flesh and dwelt among us (John 1:14). By knowing Him, we will know the Heavenly Father (John 14:7) and that brings us to have a personal relationship with the living God. As Jer. 15:16 says, “Your words were found, and I ate them, and Your word was to me the joy and rejoicing of my heart; For I am called by Your name, O Lord God of hosts.” Are you willing to devour God’s Word? It is sure to bring you great joy and happiness.