About the [sincere and pure] milk of the word

From: Prolog, July 7

“As newborn babes, desire the sincere [pure] milk of the word, that you may grow thereby: If so be, you have tasted that the Lord is gracious” (1 Peter 2: 2-3).

“As newborn babes,” this is how the great apostle regards Christians. Baptism is a new birth and man counts a new life from baptism. The spiritually new born must be fed with mild food the same as the physically new born. What kind of food does the apostle recommend for Christians? “The sincere and pure milk of the word.” The physical child is fed with the milk of insincerity, which is only the image of the “pure [sincere] milk of the word” by which a spiritual child needs to be fed. What then is this sincere and pure milk with which Christians should be fed?

The apostle himself answers this when he says: “for you have tasted that the Lord is gracious.” Therefore, that is the Lord Jesus Himself, Living and Life-giving. Christ’s words are the sincere and pure milk.

Brethren, blessed are you if you nourish your souls with the words of Christ, as sweet milk, for your souls will expand and be blessed and you will be prepared for the Kingdom of God. Christ’s miracles are the sincere and pure milk.

Brethren, blessed are you if you nourish your souls with this sweet milk, for you will be similar to the angels who sing the praises of the miracles of God day and night. The Body and Blood of Christ are the sincere and pure milk.

Brethren, blessed are you if you nourish your souls with this sweet milk, for you will become members of the Living and Immortal Body of Christ in the heavens. Christ’s resurrected victory over death is the sincere and pure milk.

Brethren, blessed are you if you nourish your souls with this sweet milk, for you will, while yet in this life, walk as victors and in the life to come stand at the right side of Christ the Victor.

Brethren, the whole of Christ is the sincere and pure milk. Let us be eager for this milk above all else that we may grow to salvation. This is the only nourishment for salvation. All else is for decay and the grave.

O Lord Jesus, Lamb of God, You Who are the sincere and pure milk, nourish us with Yourself as You did nourish Your holy apostles so that we may also grow sufficiently to salvation.

To You be glory and thanks always. Amen.

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