August 3rd, 2019
Mature in Truth
1 Corinthians 3:2 (KJB) I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able.
The Apostle Paul is making two points here for the Corinthian Church believers in this spiritually pointed verse of scripture.
Foremost, there is certainly milk of scripture, or biblical truths easier for immature Christians to comprehend and swallow. It is like placing truths on the bottom shelf culminating in an easier understanding and in the personal application by believers collectively speaking, as in a church setting.
However, that being said, sincere professing children of God are expected to reach a higher level of understanding and maturity in his continual study and willful submission to scripture. This is like entering a new level or plateau of clarity within the pages of the gospel message. It is being able to better discern the meat of scripture because of greater scriptural maturity and in growing in faith as Peter taught in 2 Peter 3:18 (KJB) But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.
Sadly, like in the Corinthian Church of ancient biblical times, many believers today are more and more unable to articulate scripture and move from learning milk to consuming the meat of His Word. The Apostle Peter pleads with believers, even in ancient times for encouraging them to grow in their personal relationship with God knowing it is imperative for their spiritual health.