1 Peter 2:2- 3:
Just as breast milk has everything to meet the needs of a newborn, so does the “Milk of the Word”, mentioned in1 Peter 2:2- 3:
“Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, now that you have tasted that the Lord is good.”
Formulas lack what is essential to healthy growth. It is a mystery as to all the constituents of breast milk and how it is made. But what is understood is that no milk formula can duplicate it. It’s the perfect food for babies.
When we approach scripture we are to receive it in its pure form. Nothing should be added or taken away from the original intent of its meaning. When we add to it our philosophy, doctrine, and bias, the spiritual, nutritional value is weakened.
So how do we approach scripture?; by asking the Lord to guide us and to keep it within the understanding of the biblical context. Then we will know how to apply the sincere truth to our personal walk with the Lord. (Proverbs 3: 5-6).
The sincere interpretation of scripture is determined by the Holy Spirit’s guidance, who grants wisdom to all who approach the word with a hungry humble heart, ready to listen, ready to learn. Jesus said, in order to enter the Kingdom of God, you must be born again, coming to Him with childlike trust believing in His Goodness.
(John 3:3, Matthew 18: 2-4).
Just as any food first has to be tasted, then consumed and digested before it benefits the body, so it is with the sincere milk of the word. The constituents of any food needs to be broken down, and distributed to the region of the body where it produces growth, cleansing, and protection. (Mark 14:22)
Formulas are temporary substitutes, but the sincere truth of the word enables spiritual growth for those who receive it in faith.
(Hebrews 11:1, Ephesians 2: 8-9 )
God said, if we draw near to Him, He will draw near to us. He has an infinite supply of love that is received by anyone who comes near to His breast, listening to His heart, feeding on His Truth – “Jesus Christ” John 1: 1-18.
Resource: The Composition of Breast-Milk