DRINK YOUR MILK
Therefore, laying aside all malice, all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and all evil speaking, as newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby, if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is gracious.
Just as a hungry baby screams for milk with intensity and urgency, we should crave the spiritual nourishment of God’s Word with such urgency and desperation.
“Therefore, laying aside all malice, all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and all evil speaking, as newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby, if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is gracious.” (1 Peter 2:1-3)
Peter instructed us to crave pure spiritual milk. Most newborns insist on being fed every two-three hours; imagine if we took in God’s Word every few hours throughout our day.
It is not enough to crave spiritual nourishment. Many people seek “spirituality” and “spiritual” growth.
When we first become a Believer, we begin with the basics of the Gospel. As we grow and mature, we dig deeper into the Bible and learn more about God and continue to grow spiritually.
Sometimes we may find ourselves not that interested in spiritual growth and are content to live where we are.
As Believers, we should all desire spiritual growth no matter where we are in our walk with God. We should want to study the Bible and learn more about who God is and what He has done.
“For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the first principles of the oracles of God; and you have come to need milk and not solid food. For everyone who partakes only of milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, for he is a babe. But solid food belongs to those who are of full age, that is, those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.” (Hebrews 5:12-14)
When it comes to growing our faith in God’s Word, we develop the desire for God's Word through practice. The more we study and read the Bible, the more the Word transforms us, and the more we realize how much we need it.
When it comes to growing your faith, is God’s Word enough for you, or do you require supplements from the world or opinions?
Heavenly Father, I need Your Word living in me and so much more as we see the world around us. I will read and study the Bible as it is continually transforming me. I need You more than ever before. I need truth, and truth is only in You. Thank You, Father, I am never alone. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
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