1 Peter 2:2-3
As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:
If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious.
It has been over 22 years since I had a young child, but I remember making sure my children had the nourishment they needed to grow.
Yes, there were the hamburgers and fast foods, but it would have been irresponsible and unreasonable for me to have maintained that diet on a consistent basis and expect them to enjoy good health.
Our Lord and Savior feeds His children by providing physical, tangible food and the spirit by His Scripture.
His Word gives us life and nourishes our hearts and spirits..
As a child grows and starts needing more for nourishment, so the Children of God require a more substantial diet as we mature.
The spirit of a new Believer or an “infant” in Christ, would not digest something too advanced; likewise, someone who has been a Believer for a while requires something more substantial in order to continue growing.
Thank You for Your Inspired Word
Glory to our Great Provider!
Please let us not seek out meat
Before we are ready
Nor cling to “milk” when we need to progress to
The next stage of spiritual food
Your Word says:
1 Corinthians 3:2 I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able.
Hebrews 5:12 For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat.
You are NOT the Lord of confusion
So You do not push us on to something we are unprepared to handle
Neither are You the Lord of laziness and stagnation
Allowing us contentment in complacency
Gently Your Holy Spirit encourages us to advance
Your MILK is sweet and perfect, Holy God
Father, please let us yearn to indulge in Your Delicious Word!
Please give us an appetite for the delicacies within Scripture. Allow us to savor every sip, each bite!
Only You can satisfy our hunger! We want to realize the reality of Psalm 34:8 O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in Him.
In the Name of Jesus
There’s A Sweet, Sweet Spirit In This Place
O Taste And See That The Lord Is Good
As The Deer
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