“Like newborn babies, long for the pure milk of the word, so that by it you may grow in respect to salvation” (1 Peter 2:2).

While “Got Milk?” was an advertising campaign encouraging the consumption of cow’s milk, Peter is advocating the milk of God’s word and the necessity of its ingestion for growth in the kingdom life of salvation. Just as a newborn, being completely unaware of other alternatives, has a single-minded, intuitive desire for the milk of the mother’s breast, we, too, must turn away from other formulas and alternative food sources that a spiritual culture seeks to offer in the place of God’s word. Ours is a life utterly dependent upon the milk of the word.

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