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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Got Milk?

"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 Peter 2:2-3

Just as these little goat kids crave pure milk from their momma, we as Christians should also crave pure milk - pure spiritual milk. The KJV here says “the sincere milk of the Word.” We should crave or desire God's Word just as much as these babies or human babies crave and desire milk. Babies need milk to grow physically and we need God's Word - spiritual "milk" - to grow spirtually.

Two other verses in the Bible talk about milk in relation to Christians. 1 Corinthians 3:1-2 says, "Brothers, I could not address you as spiritual but as worldly—mere infants in Christ. I gave you milk, not solid food, for you were not yet ready for it. Indeed, you are still not ready." Paul is telling the Christians in Corinth that they have not yet matured in their Christian walk. They are acting like infants.

In Hebrews 5:11-14, the Christians are told, "We have much to say about this, but it is hard to explain because you are slow to learn. 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! 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".

So, while it is important that we've "Got Milk", we must also continue to grow and mature and eventually move on to solid food. We need to be maturing as Christians and growing continually in His Word. Every day we can learn something new about God in study and prayer. We can find new ways to serve as Jesus did, looking for opportunities to reach the lost and to help the needy. We can let our lights shine as we SHINE LIKE STARS!

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