“as newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby,”
1 Peter 2:2 NKJV
Accepting Jesus as Savior is just the beginning of a life of following Him. Once we are born again, we start the growing process. The key to that process is God’s Word, which gives us nourishment. We can’t grow without it.
Like all newborns, we start with milk. Peter says we should “crave” it. We start by digesting the basics of the faith and the well-known stories in Scripture. But, we must not stop there. In 1 Corinthians 3:2, Paul makes it clear that there is a difference between spiritual milk and spiritual solid food. If we don not progress to solid food, the more complex teachings in Scripture, we cannot continue growing as believers.
Folks, God expects us to grow constantly. He wants us to learn about Him and His nature. He wants us to know what He has done in the past. He wants us to know what He is going to do in the future. He wants us to crave the nourishment of His Word in the same way we crave food when we are hungry. He wants us to become spiritually mature.