1 Peter 2:1 Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speakings, (2) As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:
Sometimes the number of immature Christians we encounter is surprising and more than a little frightening. The sad thing is that they are not even aware that they are babes in Christ. Sadly I am not talking about those that have just been saved. Many of the most immature Christians I have met have been in the church for ages.
They are focused on themselves. If you think about it one attribute of a child is that they think everything is about them and they are the center of the universe. When they don't get their way they become angry, they attack others, they are envious and they think they look better by putting other people down. Does this sound like anyone you know, that is, besides children.
I have known many people like this and still they did not desire the sincere milk of the Word so that they could grow. They desired the milk because that is all that they could digest.
As we grow in grace and begin to spiritually mature we should be able to digest more of the Bible, the meat of the Word. As we become more mature we realize that our focus should not be on our self, or even on others but should be on Jesus.
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