But grow in Grace, and in Knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To Him be the Glory both now and forever. Amen – 2 Peter 3:18
In 1 Peter 2:2, Peter writes to Jewish Christaian pilgrims in certain cities, and he says to them, “As new born babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby.” The word “babes” there is “brephos” (Greek) and it refers to infants, children. Peter was writing to infant churches and young Christians; they had recently given their hearts.
But then, there is another group of Christians described in 1 Corinthians 3. The Apostle Paul called them ‘Babe in Christ’. He said, “And I, brethren, could not speak unto as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ (1 Corinthians 3:1)
The word ‘babes in this case in the Greek “nepios”. it means one who can’t talk right. He maybe twenty years old, but He’s not able to communicate correctly. He’s unskilled, untrained, not mentally coordinated, in spite of his age. So, when its applied spiritually, its dealing with someone who is a spiritual babe, one that’s not cultured, even though he’s been a christian for many years. Such people can neither grasp spiritual communication or communicate spiritual truths. Paul berated them saying, “i have fed you with milk, and not with meat…” (1 Corinthians 3:2). “Milk” refers to the elementary doctrines of Christ. One who’s a spiritual babe will pray and cry to God to bless him, if he were spiritually mature, he’d have known that God already blessed us with every spiritual blessings in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus (Ephesians 1:3). He hasn’t grown to understand the mystery of Christ, that the day he was born into Christ, he became an heir of all blessings of God in Christ Jesus.
Grow in the things of God. Press on for more knowledge, for more understanding, Keep learning the Word, with an unquenchable desire to know the Lord more and have His glory revealed in your life.
Our God is great, and greatly to be praised. there’s no end to the awesomeness of His Majesty. As i keep learning His Word, His glory is revealed in my life; i’m constantly transfigured and renewed more and more in knowledge into His image. Blessed be God!