Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation. (1 Pet. 2:2)

THIS PAST WINTER I had the opportunity to babysit my grandson, who was seven months old at the time. Although he was able to eat some fruits and vegetables, he still craved the milk fed to him since his birth. Once he spotted his bottle, his excitement mounted. He knew what was coming. Antsy with anticipation, he could hardly wait for me to warm it up. When the bottle was ready, he gulped in pure pleasure as the nourishing milk warmed his tiny body.

When we become Christians, we are like that? We crave spiritual knowledge and we are drawn to God’s Word, desiring to ingest all we can.

If not, then we should be. According to 1 Peter 2:2, when we are born again, we should crave pure spiritual milk. We should thirst for God’s Word and grow from the spiritual nutrients it provides. As we start to partake of God’s dietary Word, we begin to realize He offers a variety of wisdom to dine on. We learn that every word from God brings life (Matt. 4:4). It’s not just one morsel, but the combination that provides healthy living. We need His instructions, encouragement, love, rebuke, provision, and redeeming grace.

So surrender to your spiritual cravings. Feast away. Gulp with pleasure, for God’s Word brings fullness of life.

Take in God’s Word today as if feasting at a banquet.

Sheryl Baker lives in LaPorte, Indiana, and is a wife, mother, and grandmother. She enjoys writing devotions that bring hope and encouragement to others.