Peter writes to believers of all maturity levels. Some were mere babes in Christ, while others walked with the Lord for years. Now both are caught up in overwhelming trials which impacted their desire for the Lord and His word. To this mixed group of believers, he writes:
Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speakings, 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” – 1 Peter 2:1-3.
This passage suggests five perspectives that, if followed, will lead believers of all maturity levels to a stronger, more consistent desire for the Lord and His Word.