1 Cor 3:1 what is milk and meat

The carnal christian needs the to be taught to to obey. Paul had to feed the Corinthians milk and what he was doing was instructing them on the life they should lead.

The mature Christian who is living by the Spirit is not fulfilling the lusts of the flesh and is already doing the word, so the issue of obedience doesn’t arise.

The meat Paul was talking about in 1 Cor 3:1 was the truth that we’re righteous by faith not by works. The Corinthians were not able to eat that truth – a truth that flows through all Paul’s other writings. Why not? Because if you told them they were free of sin and where sin abounds grace abounds all the more they would have said ‘Whoopee – we’ll sin even more then’.

 

So obey is a message to the carnal, do is amessage to the mature. I’m trying to address those who want to be mature spiritual christians who DO live by the spirit.

Milk doesn’t make you mature – it keeps you safe until you’re ready to reach maturity. It contains the mothers immunity to protect from disease until the baby builds up its own immunity. (Wow that was a GREAT point and I only just thought of it!!!!!!!!!)

The carnal christian needs the to be taught to to obey. Paul had to feed the Corinthians milk and what he was doing was instructing them on the life they should lead.The mature Christian who is living by the Spirit is not fulfilling the lusts of the flesh and is already doing the word, so the issue of obedience doesn’t arise.The meat Paul was talking about in 1 Cor 3:1 was the truth that we’re righteous by faith not by works. The Corinthians were not able to eat that truth – a truth that flows through all Paul’s other writings.

Why not? Because if you told them they were free of sin and where sin abounds grace abounds all the more they would have said ‘Whoopee – we’ll sin even more then’.So obey is a message to the carnal, do is amessage to the mature. I’m trying to address those who want to be mature spiritual christians who DO live by the spirit.

Milk doesn’t make you mature – it keeps you safe until you’re ready to reach maturity. It contains the mothers immunity to protect from disease until the baby builds up its own immunity.

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