“Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, now that you have tasted that the Lord is good” (1 Pet. 2.2)
Just as a baby has an appetite for the mother’s milk, so the Christian should have an appetite to study the Bible. Peter concludes his second epistle by saying, “But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” (2 Pet. 3.18)
The church at Corinth failed to desire the “sincere milk of the Word” and was not growing in their knowledge of God. They were malnourished infants. The apostle Paul had to exhort them because of their emphasis on worldly things. (1 Cor. 3. 1-4)
The problem existed in the early church just as it does today. The writer to the Hebrews, whether it be the apostle Paul or someone else, gave us this admonition: “…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! Anyone who lives on milk, being still an infant, is not acquainted with the teaching about righteousness. But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil.” (Heb. 5.12-15)
So, beloved Lobos, how about we drink our milk everyday; but let’s add some steak, eggs and potatoes to our diet, also, “until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood (womanhood), to a measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the cunning of men, by their craftiness in deceitful wiles….” (Eph. 4.13-16)
Am I a baby Christian or a mature one? I believe I will go get that ol’ dusty Bible off the shelf and get some good nourishment! Maybe I can become more mature. I will if I eat a good meal every day.
Y’all read ‘em, now, ye hear?!