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Crave Like a Baby

Updated: Nov 11, 2021

“Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk so that by it you may grow up in your salvation.” (I Peter 2:2, emphasis mine)


Right here. This.


The significance of why, as born-again believers in Christ, we need to “crave pure spiritual milk.” The necessity of a desperate desire for God’s Word and the cruciality of its consumption.


And not just occasionally, here and there when the notion strikes, but making it as much a routine habit as a dependent, helpless baby's whose life and well-being are contingent upon his continuous, daily intake of milk. Oh-so-wonderful. . .oh-so-satisfying. . .nourishing milk!


Very clearly, Peter communicates its significance in I Peter 2:2. It’s so that we “grow up in [our] salvation.” So that you and I grow up into a mature child of God—the Father's desire for each of his children.


 

Bottom line: Without ongoing, daily consumption of the Word, our spiritual growth is naturally hindered; and over time, what results is spiritual malnourishment:

overall weakness, lethargy and lifelessness.


Certainly not the thriving spiritual life Christ’s sacrificial death makes accessible and attainable.


Certainly not the kind of life befitting of a King's kid.


And. . .certainly not the alive, vibrant life a dark and dying world so desperately needs to encounter.




 


The law of the Lord is perfect,

reviving the soul.

The testimony of the Lord is sure,

making wise the simple.

The precepts of the Lord are right,

rejoicing the heart.

The commandment of the Lord is pure,

enlightening the eyes.

The fear of the Lord is clean,

enduring forever;

The rules of the Lord are true,

and righteous altogether.


More to be desired are they than gold,

even much fine gold;

sweeter also than honey

and drippings of the honeycomb.


Moreover, by them is your servant warned;

in keeping them there is great reward.


Psalm 19:7-11


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