Welcome to my teaching blog! Please take a minute to read the following about why I named this blog page “Something to Chew On.”
If you’ve ever made the attempt to read the Bible in any detail, you may have discovered some themes that are woven throughout the text. While we often think of the verses that stand out to us because of their clarity, depth of truth, and relevance in our lives, I personally am blown away when I catch a hold of a theme that point to more of God’s character than any individual verse.
One of these such themes is seen in a handful of verses in the New Testament. Here are the main ones:
Like newborn infants, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, 1 Peter 2:2
I gave you milk, not solid food, for you were not yet ready for it. Indeed, you are still not ready. 1 Corinthians 3:2
In fact, though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you the elementary truths of God’s word all over again. You need milk, not solid food! Hebrews 5:12
These verses address believer using a metaphorical concept common to the time of “drinking milk.” We have all had milk at some point. It is necessary for our growth when we are young. When you are older, though, you should have moved on to a more well-rounded diet. Drinking milk all the time would make you miserable and likely stunt your growth.