Dear Readers in Christ, "Draw near to GOD, and He will draw near to you" (James 4:8).

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Apr 10 - GROW UP

“The Lord God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it” (Gen 2:16,17).

The tree of the knowledge of good and evil was also meant for human use, as God did not create anything that was not good for man. But it appears to have been a ‘strong meat’ which man should have eaten after attaining a certain (spiritual) growth. “STRONG MEAT belongeth to them that are of FULL AGE (which Adam had not attained at that stage), even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised TO DISCERN BOTH GOOD AND EVIL” (Heb 5:l4). Children below a certain age are given only milk or some other liquid food. If they are given strong meat they will not be able to digest; it may even cause death. In the same way, Adam ate the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil before he reached the level of growth set by God and experienced death in his soul. It was God’s plan that man should first eat of the fruit of the tree of life and grow in life and later eat of the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil.

Therefore dear child of God, “desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby” (I Pet 2:2). Build up your spiritual life by meditating on the Word of God. When we reach the level of growth desired by the Lord, He will reveal deeper truths to us and take us to a more perfect knowledge of the Lord.
– Taken from Morning Manna – Thoughts for Daily Devotion

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