Babies’ Cry for the Milk

1 Peter 2:2

“As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby.”

Babies cry when they are hungry, no matter where they are or what time it is. Newborn children’s intense desire and cry for milk is never thought to be an unwholesome thing. Even though the babies’ cry for milk might be very loud and persistent, we know that it is a sign of their good health and growth. Their intense craving for milk is the desperation they feel for the nourishment that they need to live and develop.

Likewise, every genuine, growing Christian must be characterised by a strong craving for the Word of God. This strong craving for the Word must not be confused with the passion of those who consume and propagate false
doctrines. Our desire ought to be for “the sincere milk” of the Word. The word “sincere” means “without mixture”. In other words, the doctrines of the Bible must not be mixed with the false opinions and ideas of men.

Without feeding on the sound doctrines of the Bible, we cannot grow spiritually. So dear children, as you grow in the church, be excited to learn all the good doctrines of the Bible.

Prabhudas Koshy