Aaron Dowds – Latch On | 10/10/2021
The heart of this message is how can each of us grow strong and healthy spiritually and how can we find peace and rest for our troubled souls in a troubled world?
The key is found in the picture of a breastfeeding baby which must latch on properly in order to grow strong and healthy. Like that baby we are to crave for pure spiritual milk.
Peter teaches we are to like new-born infants who long/crave/drink deep/thirst for/earnestly desire pure spiritual milk.
“Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation—”
1 Peter 2:2 ESV
NIV says “crave pure spiritual milk”
“You’ve had a taste of God. Now, like infants at the breast, drink deep of God’s pure kindness. Then you’ll grow up mature and whole in God.” 1 Peter 2:1-3 MSG
“In the same way that nursing infants cry for milk, you must intensely crave the pure spiritual milk of God’s Word. For this “milk” will cause you to grow into maturity, fully nourished and strong for life —”
1 Peter 2:2 TPT
El Shaddai points to the nature of God as being all-providing, as ‘the Sufficient’ one. Like breast milk is all providing and sufficient for a new-born baby so God is for His children. Sufficient means, “enough to meet the needs of a situation or a proposed end.” El Shaddai points to the fact that God is enough to meet the needs of any situation his children face.
“But I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a weaned child with its mother; like a weaned child is my soul within me.” Psa 131:2 (ESV)
“I am humbled and quieted in your presence. Like a contented child who rests on its mother’s lap, I’m your resting child and my soul is content in you.” Psalms 131:2 TPT