Ecclesiastes 11:5 As thou knowest not what is the way of the spirit, nor how the bones do grow in the womb of her that is with child: even so thou knowest not the works of God who maketh all.

Yesterday I spoke about the ability to digest the spiritual milk. Now let us go into a comparison which applies to natural babies and babes in Christ.

A newborn does know anything about digestion, how it works, or why it is so important. The babe in Christ digests the milk of the Word of God by the power of the Holy Spirit, without knowing how it works, or why it is so important.

Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

The Word of God is quick and powerful and performs digestion for a babe in Christ even if that babe is not aware of what is going on inside them. Growth in Christ occurs naturally by the power of the Holy Spirit even when God’s works are not known according to Ecclesiastes 11:5.

A natural example in growth can be seen in nature. My son was born with a mature digestive system and grew so fast that he had to be fed solid food his third day home from the hospital. His digestive system could handle more than just mother’s milk. It was not that way for his sisters.

Not all babes in Christ grow at the same rate and none should be treated as if they are lacking anything. If in the course of this reading you believe yourself mature enough on this subject, I would suggest this for you. Do a bible search for mother’s milk and listen to what the Lord has to say to you on this matter.

2 thoughts on “Digestion”

  1. Would you not rather say that the word of God is the food, and that the Spirit performs the digestion? The word is indeed powerful, just as some foods are more nutritious, but the digestive system steps in immediately to begin the digestive process.

    Just a thought.

  2. I was going with the quote from Hebrews, trying not to interject too much for any babe in Christ. The complexities of how the Word works in believers absent from their understanding the finer details was the point. I hoped to leave enough room for the more mature reader to glean what was left in the corners.

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