Desiring the word
Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speaking, as newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby: If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious. 1st Peter 2:1-3.
Desiring the Word, desiring, and longing for the pure milk of the Word.
The pursuit of God starts here.
The pursuit of Christ starts here.
Knowing the will of God starts here.
Knowing the mind of Christ starts here.
And if you want to go all the way back to the foundation, all the way back to the prime issue, genuine godliness and genuine spirituality is always marked by a love for the delight in God’s truth. Jesus said, “He who is of God hears the words of God. “John 8:47.
The Greek term for “hears” implies obey. In that same chapter, the eighth chapter of John’s gospel, Jesus said that the true believer keeps God’s Word. Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you. John 15:14
Paul in Romans 7:22, expressing the desire of the heart of a believer and that of his own experience, said, “I joyfully concur in the law of God in the inner man.” And Job said, “I have treasured the words of His mouth more than my necessary food.” In other words, I would rather be exposed to the eating of the Word of God than physical food. The psalmist said in the very first Psalm that the godly man is characterized as one whose delight is in the law of the Lord and in His law he meditates what? Day and night. He can never get enough.