Milk Of The Word

I Peter 2:2 “….long for the pure milk of the Word…”

    Our 3rd great-grandchild is a precious little one week old baby girl.  She lives less than three miles from us so we get to see her often.  With two older twin brothers, ages nineteen months, there is usually a lot of noise.  But this does not seem to bother Sayde while she is drinking her  milk.  Oblivious to everything going on around, she is totally absorbed on drinking that milk.  
      Watching Sayde eat reminded me of the verse in the Bible from 
I Peter 2:2, “Like newborn babies, long for the pure milk of the Word, so that you may grow in respect to salvation.” For spiritual growth to take place, we must “crave for and delight in God’s Word with the intensity with which a baby craves for milk.” (John MacArthur)  Just as the milk is a baby’s nourishing life’s source, so God’s Word is the Christian’s life source.  Just as milk makes a baby grow, develop and get stronger, so God’s Word is our lifeline to growth, development and strength in our spiritual life.  Just as a baby loves milk and delights and craves it, so we are to seek to know God through His Word with the same desire and longing, taking time to shut out the world and all of it’s distraction.  
     Isn’t is wonderful how God’s Word is so relevant to our everyday lives, as it compares Biblical truths and spiritual insights to everyday life events?  How I thank the Lord Jesus Christ for the privilege and opportunity and freedom to partake of His Word each day and through the leadership of the Holy Spirit, drink of its life sustaining nourishment.
     May I say like Ezekiel said in Ezekiel 3:2 “Then I ate it (God’s Word) and it was sweet as honey in my mouth.”
The Better Way: Reading God’s Word Is Good: Craving For And Delighting In God’s Word Is Better
Read also: Spiritual Dryness

About Gail Slawson

I am a 74 year old wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. After 54 years of marriage, my husband and I have been richly blessed with 4 wonderful children and their wonderful mates and 19 precious grandchildren, five of whom are already with the Lord and 5 great-grandchildren. My husband and I are busy retirees and reside in Baton Rouge, Louisiana where we serve the Lord Jesus Christ through Bible Studies, as mentors in our church and telling others about Him "as we go." Mark 16:15
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