Sunday, April 3, 2022

Daily Devotion: The Food of Life

Bible Reading:  I Peter 2:1-8

Key Verse: Verse 2 – “As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:”

Key Words: desire

In our text Peter, inspired by the Holy Spirit, tells us to “desire the sincere milk of the word.”  Now this raises an interesting question, why would one not desire the Word of God?  Well, the answer to that question is found in the first verse.  One fails to desire the Word of God because they are full of malice, guile, hypocrisies, envies, and evil speakings.  Now when one is full of carnal things, they have no appetite for spiritual things.  That is the reason Peter said to lay aside the carnal so one will have an appetite for the spiritual.

If you have ever been to Yellowstone National Park you have read a sign that reads, “Do Not Feed the Bears.”  Most tourists probably assume it is there to protect humans because most people think if you are close enough to feed the bears, you are in a position of danger.  This may be true but that is not the reason for the sign.  The sign is posted for the protection of the bears.  Each fall, when the tourists who feed the bears leave, the park service will have to carry away the remains of many dead bears because they have become dependent on the tourists to feed them, and they are no longer willing to gather food for themselves.

I have discovered that many believers are like the bears.  We grow dependent on others such as the pastor, Sunday school teacher, and other people to feed us spiritually and we are no longer willing to feed ourselves.  Each day we must take the initiative to gather the spiritual food we need from God’s Word, so I challenge you to “desire the milk of God’s Word that you may grow thereby.”

What to do:
     ✞Have daily devotions.
     Put a CD in your car of Bible reading.  (We have some available.)
     ✞Stay in God’s Word!!
     Be faithful to God’s house.

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