Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Daily Devotion: Spiritual Food

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 is inspired by the Holy Spirit to tell 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 he is full of malice, guile, hypocrisies, envies, and evil speakings.  Now, when one is full of carnal things, he has 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.

            When one goes to the Yellowstone National Park, he will read a sign that says, “Do Not Feed the Bears.”  Most tourists probably assume that it is there to protect humans because many think that 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 those bears.  They grow dependent on others such as the pastor, Sunday school teacher, and other people to feed them spiritually and are no longer willing to feed themselves.  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 the word, that ye may grow thereby.”

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

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