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Got Milk?: How to Develop a Hunger for God's Word (7 of 16)
Series: Living in a Stable Economy
1 Peter 2:1-3
March 27, 2011
Perhaps you've seen the ads where certain celebrities have a milk mustache with the words, "Got Milk?"
It's an advertising campaign by the California Milk Processor Board, whose mission is to increase milk sales and make milk more competitive and more consumed.
They try to make milk seem more palatable.
In our text this morning are going to see the fifth imperative or command that the apostle Peter gives to us as aliens who are living on this earth temporarily.
It has to do with pure "spiritual" milk.
TEXT: 1 Peter 2:1-3
Now, while Peter doesn't say explicitly the milk of the Word of God, it is implied.
In fact, some translations will read, "The pure milk of the word."
It parallels many other scriptures that speak of us drinking in, or taking in, the Word.
Furthermore, Peter is not contrasting this milk to the "meat" of the word.
Peter is not saying that these Christ-followers are immature and can only feed on milk instead of meat.
He is comparing a newborn infant's longing for milk to us longing for spiritual milk.
Likewise, we ought to have a longing or a craving for the Word of God.
Unfortunately, statistics show us that this is not the case concerning those who call themselves Christians.
Of "born-again Christians:"
o 18% -- less than two of every ten - read the Bible every day.
o 23% -- almost one in four professing Christians - say they never read the Bible.
Typically if we crave something we will partake of it.
You may have seen this before:
CELL PHONE ILLUSTRATION
I wonder what would happen if we treated our Bible like we treat our cell phones?
What if we carried it around in our purses or pockets?
What if we turned back to go get it if we forgot it?
What if we flipped through it several times a day?
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