Milk vs. Meat

**So sorry for the unintentional hiatus; we've been extremely busy as of late, and blogging simply fell in the cracks.  However, with some daily-schedule-reworking, I should be posting much more now.  Now on to the real topic of this post...**

"...Ye are dull of hearing.  For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat.  For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe.  But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil."

Heb. 5:11-14 KJV

This was part of my devotions today.  And, of all the various rebukes in the epistles, this strikes me as one of the hardest.  

At one point, a couple years ago when I was not walking closely with the Lord, these verses seemed written for me.  Oh, the shame.  I wanted to crawl in a hole and never come out.  Everywhere, it seemed, the Lord was telling me to spend more time in His Word.  After all:

"All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness..."

2 Tim. 3:16 KJV (emphasis added)

There's that righteousness again.  And we find it right here in the Word of God.  So, I determined that I wasn't going to remain a "babe" in regards to the Word.  And what a blessed journey it has been--I wouldn't trade it for anything!  What is baby formula in comparison to a rich steak (no offense to any vegetarians/vegans)? :)

So remember: keep the Word of God first in your life.  He won't let you down!

Sing them over again to me--
Wonderful words of Life;
Let me more of their beauty see--
Wonderful words of Life.

Words of life and beauty,
Teach me faith and duty:
Beautiful words, wonderful words,
Wonderful words of Life.


  1. Such a good reminder and challenge! And I love the words to that hymn. Thanks for sharing that.



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