Outgrow The Milk
Focus: Isaiah 28:9-10 - KJV
9. Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine? them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts. 10. For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little:
God is constant and true. It is when we do know our God that we are strong and do exploits. Children who are given to breast sucking for the milk of the word are not so strong in that they are still drawn and driven by the nose. Since God will not deny Himself, any attribution of a personality to Him that He is not will be rebuffed by Him. For He is not a man that He should lie, neither is He an author of confusion. There is no lie in Him to lie. He is who He is. No addition, no taking away. This is why it is important that knowledge is imparted, not in milk sucking children pulled by the nose, but in them that had been weaned therefrom so that they may properly appreciate the being and tenets of God which are based upon precepts and lines. When they are so taught and have understanding, they start to manifest properly in the offices assigned to them by the Master that they may operate above the sleight of men having been translated into knowledge towards the attainment of the fullness of the stature of Christ. By this they are able to recognize the doctrines of men when thrown at them at the instance of the devil with a view to stealing from the hearts of men, the truth which is the word of God, thereby wanting to desecrate the person of God who is constant and does not change. Therefore, when men remain milk suckers, they remain children and are tossed about by the wind of doctrine which is not serving the body of Christ the truth and the right nourishment.
Friends, don’t dwell perpetually on the milk of the word. When a child is served breast milk for a while, he is weaned from it. After Hannah had weaned Samuel, she released him to experience life by going to learn from the prophet. Knowledge cannot be served you if you remain a child. No one gives a potent weapon to a child knowing that he does not appreciate the power thereof and may even destroy himself thereby. For God to commit responsibilities unto you, there is need for you to be weaned from the milk and grow in stature.
SOLUTION: Why not seek a genuine mentor who is vast in the word and ways of God – someone who is not a destroyer of his offspring but a committed preacher of the word who also acts what he preaches – to understudy even as you create time to commune with the Holy Spirit from time to time as you learn. Breast milk is profitable only in the beginning. It takes one to no height in the end but to deception.
Father, thank you for your word that is put together for our knowing you and growing therewith. From today, Lord, please help us to keep the precepts of your word in our hearts that we may act thereon never to offend you again in Jesus’ name. Help us by your word to outgrow being tossed around by the wind of doctrines in Jesus’ name.