Save Time and Preach Like Never Before. Try the new
time. Satan says to us, ĎItís not that important.í Our own sinful nature says we can do that tomorrow and we know that tomorrow never comes.
Itís good for us to drink deeply at the Word of God. Just as we grow in age and in wisdom, so our tastes change. We move on from the very basic teachings of scripture into the mysteries of salvation (as God calls them). We cannot do that if we do not drink deeply at His Word. From HEBREWS 5:13,14 weíre told, "Anyone who lives on milk, being still an infant, is not acquainted with the teaching about righteousness. But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evilĒ. This passage and the previous passage refer to a constant use, a daily use of drinking deeply at Godís Word. You and I are blessed today to know the difference between good and evil Ė what is good, what is evil, what is right, what is wrong Ė God points out what sin is and what sin isnít. That is something that is lacking in the world around us. Sometimes the world around us tells us what is evil is good and what is good is evil (at least according to Godís standards--which are also our standards). Sometimes the world even dismisses evil saying itís just another sickness or disease or saying everybody is doing it. By constant use, by drinking deeply at Godís Word you and I can still tell what is right and wrong, what is good and evil. By drinking deeply, we taste that the Lord is good.
As we are born into this world we are born with a sinful nature. As we arrive in this world so seemingly innocent, cute and cuddly, our sinful nature stands as an enemy of God, opposed to everything that He has declared is good. Itís a constant battle that you and I struggle with against our sinful nature. The Lord tells us in scripture, ďBrothers, stop thinking like children. In regard to evil be infants, but in your thinking be adults"(1 CORINTHIANS 14:20). He tells us that we know enough about evil because of our sinful nature we donít have to go out of our way to discover what evil is. Instead, concerning evil he says to be naive Ė to be like children, to be like infants, not wanting to know what evil is and not knowing what evil is. In your thinking of spiritual matters be like adults. We do that in our life as we see that the Lord is good to us.
We have tasted that the Lord is good. We have discovered that by drinking deep at Godís Word we

II. Rejoice in Godís blessing

Remember the children of Israel were hearing Godís judgement against them chapter after chapter in Isaiah. They had been hearing Godís judgement against the world and had maybe almost given up hope. Now the Lord says through His prophet Isaiah that there still is hope Ė and tells them of the greatest blessing that they would have -- 13As a mother comforts her child, so will I comfort you; and you will be comforted over Jerusalem." They would have comfort. They would see the destruction of Jerusalem