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]