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.” 1 Peter 2:2-3 KJV
As newborn babies in Christ, believers are to crave the pure milk of God's Word. Even those who are seasoned and more mature should continue to drink it's healthy nourishment. I may not be a baby, physically, but I still drink milk. Milk is a part of good diet. We receive calcium, vitamin D, and other beneficial nutrients from it. When a baby is born, milk is its sole diet. As it grows, more variety is added to the diet to satisfy its needs. God's Word has all the essential nutrients for spiritual growth and maturity of the believer. “But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.” 2 Peter 3:18 KJV “All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. God uses it to prepare and equip his people to do every good work.”
2 Timothy 3:16-17 NLT We cannot stay healthy, and live the life we are called to, if we feast on the junk food of the world. Satan dangles in front of us, the seemingly tasty, flavorful, fleshly food of this world. It may taste good, and it may satisfy momentarily, but it cannot provide the nutritional value that only God's Word can give us. God's Word will keep us spiritually fit and battle ready. We must be in shape so we can live out God's purpose in our lives. Ingesting the junk food of the newspaper, radio, television programs and newscasts, and social media only desensitizes and malnutritions us. There is an old saying: "garbage in, garbage out". Another one says it like this: "you are what you eat". These sayings are true, both physically and spiritually. What are you eating spiritually and what shape are you in? If you were to come to God for an honest spiritual assessment what would be His determination and prescription? I know what He would say. He would tell each of us that we have some areas that need to be addressed and the prescription would be the wholesome nutrition from His Word. His Word will trim the fat, destroy the disease of sin, make us fit for service in the kingdom, and prepare us for eternity. Remember, we have a race to win and a reward awaiting! In His kindness, He has prepared the nutritious Word. He waits patiently for us to come dine at His table, enjoy the communion, and receive it's benefits.
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Rev. Curtis Norris