The Bible Is Like Milk and Meat

The Bible speaks of the word of God like it is food which we need for the nourishing of the spiritual man. In this analogy teaching God’s word is described as feeding. Some examples: Matthew 4:4, Amos 8:11, 12, Acts 20:28.

This figure of speech is further broken down into types of food: Milk and Meat: See 1 Peter 2:1-3 1 Corinthians 3:1-2, and Hebrews 5:8-6:2.

Just as with human physical life, food is absolutely essential to our survival. Also, it is natural to begin with milk, but normal growth means advancing to meat!

In what way are we to be like newborn babies according to 1 Peter 2:2. Looking back a few verses to 1:22-25, what had happened to the people Peter is addressing in 2:2?

What would happen if you gave meat to a baby?

What would happen if a baby remained on milk and never progressed to solid foods?

In the spiritual application, what would a continued diet of milk indicate? What did Paul say it indicated about he Corinthians in 1 Corinthains 3:1-2.

What prompted the Hebrew writer to challenge the immaturity of the Christians (beginning in Hebrews 5:12) to whom he was writing? (The answer is found in 5:11).

How is the milk described in Hebrews 5:12 and 6:1?

As individuals we must have a desire to be fed. How do these two references teach us to desire the milk and meat of God’s word? Acts 2:41-42, 2 Peter 1:5-12.

What is your main take away when you think of the Bible as milk and meat?

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