My Pastor preached on this and I want to share it.
1 Corinthians 3: 1 And I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual people but as to carnal, as to babes in Christ. 2 I fed you with milk and not with solid food; for until now you were not able to receive it, and even now you are still not able; 3 for you are still carnal. For where there are envy, strife, and divisions among you, are you not carnal and behaving like mere men?
Milk Christians are considered babes in Christ. That’s what we’d like to think.
Unfortunately though we’ve seen some milk Christians with full facial hair or breast of their own!
How can you tell if you are a milk Christian?
Milk Christians go to this church one week, this church the next week and midweek they are at a third.
They are always looking for something new; they are easily bored with everything. Their attention span is like that of a toddler, 3-5 minutes tops.
They believe everything and people easily deceive them.
Milk Christians run out of inspiration quickly.
They start lots of new things but never see it through to completion. I’ve had four jobs in 28 years, milk Christians brag about how many jobs they’ve had like it’s a badge.
Milk Christians get negative quickly.
They have very shallow relationships.
Milk Christians are not into long-term relationships.
Covenants to them are boring. That’s why you can have a long term Christian who still cheats on his wife.
They are listening to everyone and no one so they hear confirmations from sources outside of their covering.
There is no balance.
You see, milk has a time and a purpose but nursing when you are supposed to be weaned is retarded development.
Hebrews 5:12 For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the first principles of the oracles of God; and you have come to need milk and not solid food. 13 For everyone who partakes only of milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, for he is a babe. 14 But solid food belongs to those who are of full age, that is, those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.
Are you a milk Christian? If so, and you’ve been a Christian longer than 5 years it’s time to grow up!