Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, now that you have tasted that the Lord is good. 1 Peter 2:2
A newborn baby is utterly dependent on milk for survival and he will cry until the parent provides it. So are we to be with God’s word. It is our daily bread and our spiritual milk. There are plenty of alternative soul-foods on offer: the addictive approval of others; a blast of retail ‘therapy’; fascination with celebrity culture; the high of risk-taking or the numbing effect of alcohol; the obsessive pursuit of external beauty or fitness; the thrill of a good gossip session; or a nice wallow in self-pity. These things give a temporary sugar-rush, but they are unhealthy junk-foods that cause spiritual sickness and malnutrition.
People all around us are spiritually starving.
Peter wants his readers to grow up and mature into the full experience of their salvation.
What are you feeding your soul? God delights to provide you with everything that you need to grow spiritually.