Much is made in scripture of moving on past milk and starting on solid food, but there is much more contention over what this means. Most seem to view it as some nebulous concept that cannot quite be grasped. But when we responsibly allow the Bible to interpret itself, things become quite clear. Milk is identified plainly, and the milk on the table today is absolutely sour milk.
Tainted milk? How dare I! But indeed, what the Bible calls milk has been let to spoil, and therefore is rejected. If the milk is not fit to drink, how can we ever grow past the point of needing it? Short answer: you can’t. You’ll starve to death long before you grow.
Anyone who lives on milk, being still an infant, is not acquainted with the teaching about righteousness. But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil. —Hebrews 5:13-14
When the question of meat is presented, the obvious answer is that meat is righteousness. Meat is so much more than knowledge. It is the proper use of what you know. This is called wisdom. Knowing right and wrong is not enough. We must choose right and reject the wrong.
But we don’t. We defend our sin. We pretend that it is not a big deal, that we’re weak, and that we can’t help ourselves. But the reality (and the sad reality) is that we we choose sin. We know that Christ suffered and died because of our sin. We admit that Jesus would have died for even a single (minor?) sin. We even look back at the Garden of Eden, where one act of disobedience resulted in generations of death passed on through Adam, the father of all mankind. And despite all of this, we choose sin.
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Milk drinkers don’t even understand the freedom offered in Christ. They are babies who really don’t understand much of anything. And babies, while adorable, are fairly useless. Don’t get me wrong, because I love babies. But they specialize in things like crying, whining, and soiling their pants. They have lots of potential, but they don’t contribute anything. They just lay around and drink whatever you put in their face.
Sour milk is on the menu, so drink up!
Yeah, it’s gross. I get it. But I’m not sorry. I can’t apologize for the disgusting nature of sin. It was bad enough that Adam and Eve were thrown from the Garden because of it. It was bad enough that Jesus suffered and died for it. This picture of sour milk, while disgusting, just doesn’t do it justice. If you could smell it, taste it, feel the clumps sliding down your throat, it wouldn’t begin to scratch the surface of just how vile sin is.
Sin is a problem, but a permissive attitude toward sin is far worse.
This is only the beginning of what is going to be a series of blog posts. We’ll discuss further what milk is, and what has caused it to sour.