Stay Hungry

For I am already being poured out like a drink offering, and the time for my departure is near. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing. Do your best to come to me quickly… Only Luke is with me. Get Mark and bring him with you, because he is helpful to me in my ministry. I sent Tychicus to Ephesus. When you come, bring the cloak that I left with Carpus at Troas, and my scrolls, especially the parchments.

Paul is about to die.  His last request before he goes is for a cloak and some of his scrolls.  Some scholars believe that the scrolls he’s asking for are fragments of the Old Testament he carried around with him.

Why does he ask for them?  He has already written over half of the New Testament and it’s not like he’s going to be preaching any time soon.  So why the urgency to receive them?

I believe it was because he didn’t allow his circumstances to curve his hunger for God.  He wanted to learn all about Him with every moment he had left.  He was hungry and his situation didn’t change it.

Listen. God is the source of everything.  So when it seems like everything is falling a part who else should we turn to than the one who holds it all in His hand. Remember.  Our capacity to receive Him is the only thing limiting His ability to give more of Himself. So stay hungry and seek him out every chance you get.

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