When the people of Israel came back from exile in Babylon, their spiritual appetite was weak. They had departed from God and His ways. To get the people back to spiritual health, Nehemiah organized a Bible seminar, and Ezra was the teacher. Ezra read from the book of the law of Moses from morning until midday, feeding the people with the truth of God (Neh. 8:3). And, the people listened attentively. In fact, their appetite for God's Word was so stirred that the family leaders and the priests and Levites met with Ezra the following day to study the law in greater detail because they wanted to understand it.
When we feel estranged from God or spiritually weak, we can find spiritual nourishment from God's Word. "As newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby" (1 Pet. 2:2). Ask God to give you a renewed desire for relationship with Him, and begin feeding your heart, soul and mind with His Word. Feeding on God's Word keeps us strong and healthy in the Lord.