More than milk

Weekly Nuggets March 27, 2023

Hebrews 5:12-14 NKJV

For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the first principles of the oracles of God; and you have come to need milk and not solid food. For everyone who partakes only of milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, for he is a babe. 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

Key Phrase: More than milk

It’s interesting how the Lord uses food analogies to drive home a point. One of the things we know about babies is their dependency on milk. They need milk, they crave milk, they literally rely on milk to survive and GROW.

It’s a natural progression, as they progress from sitting, crawling, then walking, milk is no longer sufficient and they even begin to lick their lips or salivate when they see adults eating. Milk does not sustain growth to full maturity and every child must eventually learn to feed by himself/herself.

This week’s nugget is a call to maturity for believers. We can only be fed with the milk of the word for a season, after which we must be weaned off milk and unto solid food (hard teachings) that supports our spiritual development. We must move from being spoon-fed to being chasers of the word and will of God. By this, we develop spiritual maturity and exercise our minds to discern both good and evil.

Father, thank you for sustaining us always with your word. Lord, help us to understand that though your word will not always be’sweet and convenient’, its purpose remains to bless and prosper us. Most of all, Lord, grant us the grace to be counted amongst the ‘full of age’, manifesting the gift of discernment in all things. In Jesus’ name. Amen

Weekly nuggets is a ministry blog by Elozino


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