I Peter 2:2-3 You must crave pure spiritual milk so that you can grow into the fullness of your salvation. Cry out for this nourishment as a baby cries for milk, now that you have had a taste of the Lord’s kindness.
There is such a thing as impure spiritual milk. It is those things that are not true to God’s Word. It is compromised or distorted truth. It is convenient truth. It is insufficient truth. It is truth that never inspires or challenges one to grow in the grace and knowledge of the Lord.
It is imperative that we crave for that which is pure. For the health of your soul, be sure that you only sit under the teaching of the authoritative Word of God accurately proclaimed and taught. Think enough about yourself to not settle for anything that impedes your spiritual growth. You deserve to learn the whole truth of God’s Word.
We must crave pure spiritual milk. We must desire to be nourished by the Word. We must grow in our desire for it. We must constantly desire to discover what the Word says and seek to apply it to life. It is impossible for the soul to mature in faith without a steady input of the Word.
We must never be satisfied with what we have. We must cry out for more. Like a baby who cries for his milk, seemingly never satisfied, so should it be with us with the Word of God. There should be an insatiable appetite for more. We must understand this crucial truth; we cannot survive spiritually without a consistent feeding of our souls with the Word of God. A casual or occasional reading of the Word simply will not meet our soul’s needs.
The natural goal of every believer should be to grow into the fullness of faith. It is abnormal for a believer to not want to grow in faith. It is abnormal for him to be comfortable with where he may be in his faith walk and not seek to grow.
Tasting the Lord’s kindness should inspire us to even greater experiences with Him. The Lord’s kindness is His embracing love. It is to know we are forgiven and have eternal life. It is to know His peace and the joy of salvation. Blessed are those who constantly crave more and more of the Lord at work in them.