“As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the Word, that ye may grow thereby.” ~ I Peter 2:2………
Have you ever pondered the question, “What does a grown-up, mature Christian look like?” I’m sure if you asked different people you’d get a lot of different answers. Some would say it’s the Christian who operates in spiritual gifts. Others might say it’s the one who talks in deep spiritual language or the one who has been a believer for a lot of years.
This verse in I Peter connects a spiritual growth and maturity to God’s Word. Thank God for the person who operates in genuine gifts of the Spirit, or who’s been a believer for a lot of years, but the truth is, if they are not full of God’s Word they’re not mature and grown up. You could be saved for 70 years and still be a baby spiritually if you haven’t been faithful in feeding on God’s Word.
It’s the Word that grows us up spiritually. Not only do we need to feed on the Word, but we must also be doers of the Word. Feeding on the Word is vital, but doing the Word is where the rubber meets the road. So if you want to grow spiritually it’s not a mystery how it’s done. It’s not just reserved for a few “special ones”. It’s for whoever will feed on God’s Word and incorporate it into their lives by being doers of it!