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The Pure Spiritual Milk

Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation— if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good. -1 Peter 2:2‭-‬3 ESV

One of the evidence that you have tasted God's goodness is the appetite for His word. This then translates to a life longing for His Word, the Bible. Before we were brought from death to life, the Bible is boring, none of the things it says gives meaning and impact our lives. After we became a new creation in receiving and believing in Jesus, there came the beauty of the things we read.

As I observe my own life, it is "easy" to neglect the Bible as the primary "need" of our souls. We can be easily preoccupied by hundreds of things and neglect the reading and study of God's Word. This is true in my life. That is why I plead to God for his supernatural work to enable me to have the appetite for His Word. Apart from his grace, there will be no specific time allotted for the reading and the study of His glorious message.

Long for this "pure spiritual milk". It is by consuming it that we find the nourishment of our souls. The willful neglect of it on the other hand leads to compromise. It is by it that we "grow up". Long for it if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good.