We have a new grandchild. He is the first born child in his family. I have had the privilege of being on hand to help the family out as he gets established in nursing.
The parents have sought out the resources of family and professionals, to get the baby started off in good health. Counselors assist giving information on how to best feed him naturally. The teachers tell mothers and fathers the best way to work with their babies. They faithfully encourage the “doing” of it, not just the “”hearing” of it. In the Bible, James 1:22 encourages, “But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving ourselves.” To hear and do is superior to just hearing.
Babies crave the milk. God has given them that instinct. In some ways, God encourages us to be like babies. I Peter 2:1,2 says it this way, “Therefore, laying aside all malice, all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and all evil speaking, as newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby.” (NKJV) Rather than craving and feeding ourselves with such things as malice, deceit, hypocrisy, envy and all evil speaking, we are to feed our cravings as babes do. We are to satisfy ourselves with the pure food of God’s Word. That “pure milk” will produce healthy growth in our lives just as a baby’s milk does for him.
We want precious babies to grow and mature. God counts each of us a precious. He wants us to grow. Use the Word that He has provided for your growth and well-being. It will bring you to maturity.
The drawing by Wenda Grabau called “Newborn” is available in our store.
Deena Hall says
I think I can now see a little bit of how sad God’s heart must feel when one of His children isn’t getting that nourishment, as well as how delighted when he does!
Yes, it is an interesting comparison. It should motivate us to be in His Word.