1 Peter 2:2 - Are You Getting Your Spiritual Milk?

1Pe.2:2; Are You Getting Your Spiritual Milk?

1 Pet 2:2 (CWB) Feed on the word of God as newborn babies feed
on milk so you can grow spiritually strong.

The unrestrained hunger of a healthy baby provides an example of
the kind of eager desire for spiritual food that ought to mark the
believer. [NIV SB]

There are many hundreds of thousands of books in the Library of
Congress in Washington, D.C.  Books on countless subjects, by countless
people over hundreds of years.  Some of those writings have been the
seed bed for philosophies, political parties, religious movements and
more. The writers have come and gone; most are no longer remembered.
God's Word is remembered because it IS His Word, and it WORKS.  The
sad thing is, many of us don't pay any more attention to God's Word
than to any other book. In the Bible are the tools to enable every
believer to lead a victorious life.  But day after day, the Bible sits
unopened.  We must take that Word, read it, think about it and so devour
it that it feeds us. Memorize it! That Word transforms our thoughts
and actions.  Christian, take it today and feed on it and put it in
your heart, that you might not sin against Almighty God, and partake
of the victorious life!  [In His Time; Walk With Wisdom]

The Word of God is a constant and continuing source of joy for
the Christian.  I don't think I've ever met a joyless Christian who
was regularly employed in searching the Scriptures.  The result of
such searching is to see beyond the words of the One who inspired
them.  Of all the habits the Christian can cultivate, this is one of
the most blessed and profitable.  Some books are exhausting and
exhaustible.  The Bible is the only Book that rewards the student with
increasing insight as he allows the Word of God to flow through and cleanse
him.  Indeed, it is the only Book that can cleanse and purify the
life of its reader.  Other books can inform, but only the Scripture
can transform, infill, and inspire.  [Al Bryant; Time with God
devotional SB]

One characteristic all children share is that they want to grow
up--to be like big brother or sister or like their parents. When we are
born again, we become spiritual newborn babies. If we are healthy, we
will yearn to grow. How sad it is that some people never grow up. The
need for milk is a natural instinct for a baby, and it signals the
desire for nourishment that will lead to growth. Once we see our need
for God's Word and begin to find nourishment in Christ, our
spiritual appetite will increase, and we will start to mature. How strong
is your desire for God's Word? [Life Application SB]