Your words were found, and I ate them. And Your words became a joy to me and the happiness of my heart. For I have been called by Your name, O Lord God of All. Jeremiah 15:16 NLV
As Jeremiah meant these words, they signified that certain messages came to him from God, and he recognized them as such. It is a great thing to find God’s word and discern it for ourselves; many have heard it for years and yet have never found it. To find God’s words means we have been made to understand them. And to find the word of God means not only to understand it but to appropriate it as belonging to you.
Happy is the person who reads the Scriptures and hears the word – searching all the while for the hidden spiritual sense that is, indeed, the voice of God. Charles H. Spurgeon (1834 – 1892)