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Today’s Turning Point Milk or Meat?

by David Jeremiah

Thursday, May 17, 2018


But solid food belongs to those who are of full age, that is, those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.

Hebrews 5:14

There is a natural progression to the foods a human being eats. First, liquids, then soft purees, then soft pieces of fruits or vegetables, then whole fruits and vegetables. Finally, when teeth are available for chewing, harder foods—solid food—can be eaten. Some variation of that progression is an indication of good nutrition and healthy development.

That’s the analogy the New Testament uses for spiritual growth as well, organized in two categories: milk and solid food (1 Corinthians 3:2; Hebrews 5:12). Milk represents the “first principles of the oracles of God” (Hebrews 5:12)—teachings about repentance, faith,

baptism, spiritual gifts, the Resurrection, and eternal judgment (Hebrews 6:1-2).

The writer to the Hebrews suggested to his readers that they should have mastered and moved beyond these elementary teachings given their tenure as Christians. But they were still living like babes in Christ, capable of only milk instead of solid food. They were old in years but babes in maturity.

What is your spiritual diet? Are you nourishing yourself on the solid food of God’s Word daily? Your spiritual growth depends on it.

We grow in proportion as we know. J.A. Motyer.


 Gleaned from the internet.

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John 16:33