While speaking of God, Job says, “I have treasured the words of his mouth more than my portion of food.” (Job 23:12)
Our bodies have extremely strong drives to ensure we feed them. I cannot even skip one meal without my body informing me load and clear that it wants food. So to treasure the words of God more than food is quite an achievement!
I suspect that our hearts have similarly strong, but more subtle drives for nourishment. As the preacher says in Ecclesiastes 1:8, our eyes are never satisfied with seeing nor are our ears filled with hearing (hence the money to be made from Facebook, iTunes, Twitter & etc). I am always wanting to see more, hear more, know more and these are powerful motivators that I don’t always recognize as driving me.
Have you ever perused the Woman’s Weekly magazines at a doctor’s waiting room or blobbed in front of TV watching utter garbage simply because there was nothing else to do? Was there really nothing else to do? This hunger for ‘input’ can drive us either to banality or worship – you choose.