Topic: Grow Up! [Monday January 23, 2017]
Like newborn babies you should crave (thirst for, earnestly desire) the pure (unadulterated) spiritual milk, that by it you may be nurtured and grow unto [completed] salvation. – 1 Peter 2:2, The Amplified Bible
Have you ever been in a room full of babies? Infants crying. Crawlers hollering for certain toys. Toddlers pushing and whining to get their way. It can be quite a handful, can’t it?
When a bunch of spiritual babies get together, it’s just about the same way! Of course, there’s nothing wrong with being a spiritual baby. All of us start out that way. When we’re first born into the kingdom of God, we’re much like physical newborns. We’re not very strong or well-developed. We blunder around trying to learn how to operate in our new environment. That’s how we all have to begin. But God never meant for us to stay that way.
That’s why in 1 Peter 2:2 He says we should “desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow….” He intends for us to grow up! He intends for us to feed on His Word, moving from the milk of the Word to the meat of the Word until we grow up into mature sons and daughters.
Begin now finding your nourishment in His Word and enjoy the reward of growing up in Him!
Scripture Reading: Ephesians 4:12-16
This message was written by Kenneth and Gloria Copeland, the leader of the Kenneth Copeland Ministries (www.KCM.org) that specializes in teaching principles of bible faith – prayer, healing, salvation and other biblical topics.