By His Blood – Milk Versus Meat of the Word

“To know the Will of God, Read the Bible, To Do the Will of God, Do the Bible.” — Lester Sumerall.

I remember listening to a youth pastor talk about digging out Meat from the Word of God.  He was referring to verses that talked about avoiding sexual immorality, and he figured for a crowd of young men and women that was a harsh topic and hence forth had to be real meat for them to chew on.

There are two references to the Milk of the word.  Firstly to the Corinthian Church, which was carnal, immature and full of blatant sin, Paul affirms that he had to feed them with Milk.  (1 Corinthians 3:2)  So the entire Book of Corinthians is milk, because he said they were not ready for meat.

There is another Reference to Milk also given by the Apostle Peter, talking about new born Christians desiring the sincere milk of the word (1 Peter 2:2).  Therein we see another contrast; Pete is essentially calling the Entire written word milk.

So if there is no Meat in 1 Corinthians, and according to Peter, there is no Meat in the Bible, what is the Meat of the Word?

Jesus himself answers this question.

John 4:34  Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work.

The Entire Bible is Milk if all you do is study it, but if it never translates into Action such as the renewing of the mind, stepping out to demonstrate the kingdom, etc , then the word remains Milk.  It is only by reason of use, does the Milk of the Word, take root in the life of a believer and become strong Meat.  The Word goes from being theory to being experience and part of your life’s testimony.

As a new Believer survive on the milk of the word, but the moment to switch to doing the word, we have become mature according to the bible.  Hebrews 5:14  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.

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