One particular metaphor (word picture) given in the Scripture to explain how we learn the principles of Scripture is called the "Milk of the Word." Conversely, there is a metaphor called the "Meat of the Word." The metaphor is simple. A baby can not eat solid food nor meat when it first begins to take nourishment. Instead, milk is the only acceptable food source until the child matures enough to eat more solid food. New believers in the faith (this includes new brethren in the Messianic Movement) need the "Milk of the Word" initially to grow in strength and faith. The meat of the word does not nourish nor strengthen a new believer; they just "choke" on it. This teaching will explain this metaphor farther and will show you what the Milk of the Word and Meat of the Word truly is.