Saturday, January 22, 2011

Like a baby longs for milk...

Have you ever seen a hungry newborn baby? If you are a mother you definitely have. They root around searching for the source of their nourishment, sometimes almost desperate to meet their longing.

Then once found, they drink in their milk in with vigor and satisfaction.

And so it should be for those of us who call ourselves Christians. Not for milk, but for the Word of God. It is our nourishment, our satisfaction, our lives. Without His Word we can not be sustained.

Since you have in obedience to the truth purified your souls for a sincere love of the brethren, fervently love one another from the heart, for you have been born again not of seed which is perishable but imperishable, that is, through the living and enduring word of God. For, "ALL FLESH IS LIKE GRASS, AND ALL ITS GLORY LIKE THE FLOWER OF GRASS. THE GRASS WITHERS, AND THE FLOWER FALLS OFF, BUT THE WORD OF THE LORD ENDURES FOREVER." And this was the word preached to you. Therefore, putting aside all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander, like newborn babies, long for the pure milk of the word, so that by it you may grow in respect to salvation, if you have tasted the kindness of the Lord. ~ 1 Peter 1:22-2:3

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