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5341 hunger

5341 hunger

A state of emptiness, reflecting a lack of physical or spiritual food. Scripture recognises the physical aspects of human hunger which can only be met by the living God.

Kinds of hunger

Physical Dt 8:3

Spiritual Mt 5:6 See also Ps 63:1,5; Ps 107:9; Am 8:11; Lk 6:21; Jn 6:35; 1Pe 2:2

Causes of hunger

Famine Ge 41:55; 2Ki 6:25-29; Ne 5:1-2

Fasting Mt 4:2 pp Lk 4:2

Fatigue 1Sa 21:3; 2Sa 17:29; Mt 12:1-4; Mk 6:35-36; Mk 8:2-3

Folly Pr 19:15; Pr 20:4; Lk 15:14

God’s action Lev 26:26; Dt 28:48; Isa 5:13; Isa 9:20; Eze 7:19

The hardships of gospel work 1Co 4:11; 2Co 6:5; 2Co 11:27; Php 4:12

Effects of hunger

Physical deterioration Job 30:3; La 2:19; La 4:9

Mental preoccupation Isa 29:8; Ac 10:10-13 Peter’s consciousness was supernaturally heightened to receive a vision from God.

Moral degradation Lev 26:29; Dt 28:53; 2Ki 6:28-29; Jer 19:9; La 2:20; La 4:10; Eze 5:10

An occasion for temptation Ge 3:6 Eve; Ge 25:29-34 Esau; Pr 6:30-31; Isa 8:21; Mt 4:3 pp Lk 4:3 Jesus Christ

An opportunity for proving God Dt 8:3; Ne 9:15; Php 4:12

God satisfies hunger

He provides food for all creation Ps 107:9; Ps 145:15-16 See also Dt 32:13-14; Ps 17:14; Ps 37:25; Ps 104:21,27-28; Ps 111:5; Ps 132:15; Ps 136:25; Ps 146:7; Ps 147:9; Isa 49:10

He provides through supernatural means Ps 78:24-25 See also Ex 16:12-15; 1Ki 17:4-16; Ne 9:15; Mt 14:19-21 pp Mk 6:41-44 pp Lk 9:16-17 pp Jn 6:11-14 the feeding of the 5,000; Mk 8:7-8

He provides through natural means Ge 3:17-19; Jos 5:12; Pr 16:26; Isa 58:7; Mt 25:35; 2Th 3:10

He provides completely in heaven Rev 7:16

Jesus Christ was hungry

Mt 4:2 pp Lk 4:2; Mt 21:18 pp Mk 11:12; Jn 4:31

See also

2033Christ, humanity
4404food
4438eating
4822famine
5185stomach
5560suffering
5580thirst
5792appetite
5845emptiness
5939satisfaction
8429fasting
8656longing for God

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