LAB95 Spiritual Growth is Not Optional
CHARACTERS The Elect Exiles The Lord The Elect Exiles The Elect Exiles were told to put away malice and all deceit.
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CHARACTERS The Elect Exiles The Lord The Elect Exiles The Elect Exiles were told to put away malice and all deceit. (vs 1) The Elect Exiles were told to put away hypocrisy, envy and all slander. (vs 1) The elect exiles were to consider themselves are newborn infants with a longing to drink in pure spiritual milk. (vs 2) The elect exiles were to grow up into salvation by drinking the pure spiritual milk (vs 2) The elect exiles had the ability to taste that The Lord is good if they were being fed by the pure spiritual milk of the word. (vs 2-3) Questions In verse 3 is Paul questioning their salvation when he asks 'if' hey have tasted that The Lord is good? Summary The elect exiles were to consider themselves as newborn infants, putting away all forms of malice and deceit, hypocrisy envy and slander. By feeding on the pure spiritual milk in the word of God they were growing up into salvation. The Lord The Lord is good (vs 3) The Lord's goodness can be tasted through spiritual milk found in the word of God Questions / Thoughts The words in Psalm 34:8 'taste and see that the Lord is good' are very interesting in the context of this passage in 1Peter 2:3. Taste is something we experience when we eat or drink something. We can experience sweet, sour, or spicy tastes, as it passes into our body, but it is only after when the food is processed, that we see the results of this on our body in terms of healthiness, brightness of complexion etc. I think the 'seeing' in looking at the results from drinking in spiritual food would be the same. We see the reuslts of this in changes to our new born man in being able to put away the activities that lead to sin listed in (vs 1). Summary The Lord is good and this goodness can be tasted as we drink in the pure spiritual mik contained in God's word. Take Aways As it says in Psalm 34:8 , we are to taste and see that The Lord is good. Quite often my wife asks me this question when eating a meal that she has prepared. "Did you taste any of that?" You see I have a tendency to eat my food quite quickly. Do I do that with my spiritual food as well. Read God's word but not appreciate and see or taste the goodness of The Lord! I am afraid I do that on many many days. The infants 'long for' their milk. Do I long, on a daily basis to be fed by the living and abiding word of God? ( 1 Peter 1:23 ), and do I realise the NEED and necessity of the pure spiritual milk that is God's word. The answer is Yes to my question on the need to read God's word, but I need to 'long' for my daily spiritual food. Father give me this 'desire' for each day I pray. Amen
11448656872333 1448656872255 Notes 2015-11-27 20:41:12 2015-12-03 18:58:16 CHARACTERS The Elect Exiles The Lord The Elect Exiles The Elect Exiles were told to put away malice and all deceit. (vs 1) The Elect Exiles were told to put away hypocrisy, envy and all slander. (vs 1) The elect exiles were to consider themselves are newborn infants with a longing to drink in pure spiritual milk. (vs 2) The elect exiles were to grow up into salvation by drinking the pure spiritual milk (vs 2) The elect exiles had the ability to taste that The Lord is good if they were being fed by the pure spiritual milk of the word. (vs 2-3) Questions In verse 3 is Paul questioning their salvation when he asks 'if' hey have tasted that The Lord is good? Summary The elect exiles were to consider themselves as newborn infants, putting away all forms of malice and deceit, hypocrisy envy and slander. By feeding on the pure spiritual milk in the word of God they were growing up into salvation. The Lord The Lord is good (vs 3) The Lord's goodness can be tasted through spiritual milk found in the word of God Questions / Thoughts The words in Psalm 34:8 'taste and see that the Lord is good' are very interesting in the context of this passage in 1Peter 2:3. Taste is something we experience when we eat or drink something. We can experience sweet, sour, or spicy tastes, as it passes into our body, but it is only after when the food is processed, that we see the results of this on our body in terms of healthiness, brightness of complexion etc. I think the 'seeing' in looking at the results from drinking in spiritual food would be the same. We see the reuslts of this in changes to our new born man in being able to put away the activities that lead to sin listed in (vs 1). Summary The Lord is good and this goodness can be tasted as we drink in the pure spiritual mik contained in God's word. Take Aways As it says in Psalm 34:8 , we are to taste and see that The Lord is good. Quite often my wife asks me this question when eating a meal that she has prepared. "Did you taste any of that?" You see I have a tendency to eat my food quite quickly. Do I do that with my spiritual food as well. Read God's word but not appreciate and see or taste the goodness of The Lord! I am afraid I do that on many many days. The infants 'long for' their milk. Do I long, on a daily basis to be fed by the living and abiding word of God? ( 1 Peter 1:23 ), and do I realise the NEED and necessity of the pure spiritual milk that is God's word. The answer is Yes to my question on the need to read God's word, but I need to 'long' for my daily spiritual food. Father give me this 'desire' for each day I pray. Amen notes
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