FHTHTH daily meditation is brought to you by the disciple whom Jesus loves (John 21:7). I love the Lord because He first love me (1 John 4:19). I love His word because it is life to me, and health to all my flesh (Proverbs 4:22). His word is my meditation day and night (Psalm 1:2, Joshua 1:8). The word of God helps us to grow unto salvation (1 Peter 2:2). His word helps us to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (2 Peter 3:18).
Dear spiritual babes, It is my great pleasure and honor to help you drink the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby (1 Peter 2:2).
1 Peter 2:1-2, 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,
I remember in my earliest stage of spiritual infancy, I had this insatiable hunger for the word of God. It makes sense when you watch new born babies long for milk, their proper food, the only food necessary for them. I didn’t know this scripture at that point in time, but I knew my flesh was not craving for the word (1 Peter 2:1); never does 🙄. I am grateful to God for He plugged me in a faithful church under faithful teachers who fed me the pure milk of the word. The soul which feeds upon the pure milk of the Word grows continually unto salvation.
Our goal here is to deliver unadulterated word. In this day and age, it is becoming extremely difficult to find spiritual adults who are “not dealing with the word of God deceitfully,” 2 Corinthians 4:2. We are regularly presented with half-truths by the people we trust. Horrifying stories are being reported out of the so called “churches.” Dear ones, we are to be like infants in our christian walk. We will never outgrow the word of God.
The adjective sincere (pure or unadulterated) expresses precisely the same thought as in 2 Corinthians 2:17 (“we are not, as the many, adulterators of the word of God”). The idea is that however simple may be the truths which men teach, according to the capacities of their hearers, they should at all events be free from any salmagundi of conscious falsehood.
The spiritual appetite is not as spontaneous as the natural. Infants do not need to be told to seek the mother’s breast. A great deal of new believers have no appetite for the word. Our task here is to stimulate your spiritual appetite so that you may desire the pure milk of the word that you may grow thereby. By God’s grace we will do it–one truth at a time.
Hey sisters! Rachel here. I press on perfection because Christ Jesus has made me His own.
I grew up in a loving pastoral home. My father is retired Moravian preacher and missionary. As a pastor’s kid, most of the time I felt like I was living in a glass house. Everything I ever did was on display for everyone to critique. I had days where I resented being a pastor’s kid, though it had nothing to do with my dad’s profession. As a teenager, it became especially tough due to the stereotypical image that preacher’s kids are wild and rebellious–I was bullied regularly. There would be unrealistic expectations placed on us by others even close relatives. People expected us to be like angels, or walk on water, or something. The sin was on being a preacher’s kid. Looking back now, I see that I was persecuted mostly out of either their lack of understanding or because my life reflected what they desperately needed-a relationship with Jesus Christ.
I wouldn’t trade the privilege of growing up a preacher’s kid for the world. I am so thankful that my dad was a pastor. I am grateful for the seed that was planted in me. I am a living testimony of Proverbs 22:6 promise, “Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it.” I may have resented it growing up, but the older I get the more I am thankful for the way I was raised. I have resolved to spend the rest of my time for the will of God.
Psalm 115:17-18, The dead praise not the LORD, neither any that go down into silence. But we will bless the LORD from this time forth and for evermore. Praise the LORD.