The Pure Milk

…desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby,  if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is gracious – 1 Peter 2:2, 3, NKJV

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I remember when I was still breastfeeding, how on one occasion, my son was crying because he was hungry.  When I held him in my arms and he latched on, I saw his eyes close as he nursed.  Instinctively, he desired the milk and when he received it, he eagerly drank it until he was satisfied.

This is how we should crave God’s pure and unadulterated Word.   We don’t want any watered down version or truth mixed with error.   We need the pure milk of God’s Word for our spiritual growth.  Just as breast milk does wonders for a growing child, so does God’s Word do wonders for a growing Christian.

Milk is important for our bones and overall health.  The simple truths of God’s Word is important for our overall spiritual health.   And if you have indeed tasted/experienced the graciousness of the Lord, you ought to make it a habit to daily and earnestly receive His Word as a baby receives his/her milk.

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