Milk or Meat

“Hebrews 5:12-14 King James Version (KJV)
12 For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God, and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat.

13 For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe.”

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For many years I didn’t read devotionals. I thought that they were too simple and frequently taken out of context. I read straight from the Bible, and then I would read books by people like William Lane Craig, a brilliant man, but over my reading level. I have spent almost as much time with dictionaries, and encyclopedias, as I did reading his books. I feel privileged to have read books written by towering minds for God, I also now realize that these were mostly brain food. I needed devotionals (milk) to wash them down with to nourish my heart.

We should all strive for a better understanding of the higher things of God, but we need milk on occasion too. If you only read devotionals, I would like to encourage you to read the Bible a chapter at a time and read books like
“The Case for Christ: A Journalist’s Personal Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus” by Lee Stobel

If John Lennox, and William Lane Craig are your regular fare, periodically pick up a simple devotional, and relish getting back to the basics of Christianity.
While most people could use a little more spiritual meat, milk is good for us too. Sometimes we all need to feel like a kid again!

Just to be clear, I am not talking about dumbing down Christianity, I am talking about letting your mind rest, so your heart can grow.

One thought on “Milk or Meat

  1. Well said here. I do like deep theology and used to think I wanted to really go that way. Now, I don’t so much. I love simple devotionals. Which is good, because that is practically the only thing I write for the most part.

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