Spiritual Nourishment

1 Peter 2:2–As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word that ye may grow thereby.


As newborn babes–We are newborn, spiritual babes when we are born of the Spirit of God.

Desire the sincere milk of the word–We are to have a longing for and a craving for the milk of the word of God.

1. Sincere–This means that the word of God does not deceive or mislead anyone.

2. The milk of the word–This means the basic, simple things of God’s word that are easy to receive and to digest.

That you may grow thereby–We must feed on the word of God to receive spiritual nourishment so we will be spiritually strong and healthy.  Feeding on the word of God produces spiritual growth.

1. We are to become spiritually mature–By using the word of God our senses are “exercised to discern both good and evil” (Hebrews 5:13-14).  We then are able to move on to the meat of the word of God which is a reference to the deep things of God.  As we need physical food daily, we also need spiritual food daily.  Let us not neglect getting into the word of God and using it in our life.