Saul had been wandering through the land looking for his father’s lost donkeys. The provisions he started out with were now gone. His search left him empty handed, both for lack of life sustaining bread and his search for the donkeys was unsuccessful. The servant traveling with him suggested they seek answers from a man of God who resided nearby. Interestingly, Saul found much more than he expected when he was anointed to be king over the people. The man of God, Samuel, told Saul what would happen as he left. Here’s the part I read that seemed to burst with new meaning:
They will greet you and offer you two loaves of bread, which you will accept from them … The Spirit of the Lord will come upon you in power, and you will prophesy with them; and you will be changed into a different person. 1 Samuel 10:4, 6 NIV
Bread represents life, a life sustaining staple. Physically our bodies must be sustained with bread or food. So, too, must our mind, motivation and most inner being find bread for nourishment. Consider this:
Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’” Matthew 4:4 NIV
Notice a theme yet? We can eat bread for our physical body which will eventually fade away and die. But what about our inner man, deep down inside where excitement, happiness and pleasure either dwindle or thrive? Deep in our soul is where Jesus wants to reach us and fill us with life. Reading about him and choosing to live by his words found in the Holy Bible is like bread to satisfy our souls.
ls. Will you accept His invitation to dine?
Many Blessings …