Pass the Spirtual Milk, Please.

9:23 AM

The other day I was reading the 1 Peter, searching for a way to be obedient to God. I came across this verse,

Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up to salvation — if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good” (1 Peter 2:2–3).

I didn't understand why God was calling us to drink spiritual milk.

Spiritual Milk. It's not a phrase that I'm used to. The odd thing is that this term came up a couple times this week. In addition to 1 Peter, I read it the other day in Hebrews.

From what I can tell, spiritual milk is for new believers. Let us work our way up to "solid foods." However, as we mature, so should the amount we are spiritually fed. Don't be spiritually dependent in the way that the apostle Paul describes in Hebrews. If the only time during the week that you are being spiritually fed is on Sundays at church, you will starve. You need to passionately seek God everyday. Allow him to feed you and rely on him.

If you are (relatively) spiritually mature, you should be on solid foods. But, as said in Hebrews, sometimes this is not the case; "In fact, though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you the elementary truths of God’s word all over again. You need milk, not solid food!" Hebrews 5:12

Growth as a Christian is gradual, and you need to start at the fundamentals. And if you've lost your appetite for spiritually solid foods, then fill yourself up with God.

Remember that you must keep moving forward in your spiritual journey. If you aren't moving ahead, you are probably falling behind. When you do fall, remember that you need to be reminded of the fundamentals---spiritual milk. Be sure to have someone in your life who is more mature than you who can help you grow in your walk with God.

Where are you in this journey? Be honest and vulnerable with God, and ask him to feed you what you need.

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Regina is a junior at a small college in the middle of nowhere. She dreams of moving to California, painting, writing letters, thrifting, and cuddling with a dog.

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