Milk or Meat?
Have you ever wondered why, after so many wonderful church services where you experienced such great joy, your life remains the same? Your healing hasn’t manifested, your marriage remains troubled. The children, the job, that boss, they all adversely oppose you daily. You know that if you died tonight you would open your eyes in heaven. You know you’re saved, but few things in your life actually reflect the victory that you expect.
I would like to offer this consideration. In Ephesians chapter 4 (KJV), Paul writes the following:
13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ: 14 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; 15 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:
We have to grow up spiritually, into Him, in all things. The Father requires that we “be no more children” living on the milk. Milk does not satiate. Now milk is necessary for every newborn (1 Peter 2:2), but milk is the precursor to meat. Meat is the goal. In Hebrews 5:14 the Word declares that:
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.
Of full age, in this passage is the same Greek word teleios found in Ephesians 4:13, translated there as a perfect man. It means: brought to its end, finished, wanting nothing necessary to completeness, full grown, adult, mature. In Ephesians 4:13 the prescription for maturity is that we come to the knowledge of the Son of God. Knowing Him, knowing Truth is how we get free (John 8:32). Let’s grow up on the knowledge of Jesus Christ.
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-Your Sister Pat