FEEDING ON THE WORD

1 Peter 2:1-6

As newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby. 1 Peter 2:2

As any parent knows, a new baby has a limited menu. He drinks milk or a gentle formula that’s just right for his developing digestive system. As he grows, he moves up to soft foods that have been specially mixed for easy swallowing. But it’s only when a baby cuts his teeth that the real joy of eating begins.

God designed the believer’s “appetite” for His Word to work in much the same way. As a young believer, you begin the nourishment process with the milk of Scripture, the elementary principles that lay the groundwork for deeper truths to come. Then as you mature in your relationship with Christ, you’re ready to learn more.

A baby who doesn’t progress to more substantial foods doesn’t keep growing. Something is wrong. It would be unnatural and unhealthy for the baby to drink only milk for an extended period of time. If you don’t move beyond the basics of faith, you soon become spiritually malnourished and cease to develop as God planned.

Are you growing in the Lord? Commit yourself to feeding on God’s Word each day, trusting Him to work His principles into your heart as you obey His direction. The more of His trust you absorb, the more you’ll grow to be like Christ.

Father, help me to commit myself to feeding on Your Word each day. I want to grow strong in Your precepts.

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