Grow UP

Sun, Apr 18, 2021
For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the basic principles of the oracles of God. You need milk, not solid food, for everyone who lives on milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, since he is a child. But solid food is for the mature, for those who have their powers of discernment trained by constant practice to distinguish good from evil. Hebrews 5:12–14 (ESV) The development of a child is amazing. Think about for the milestones in a the first year of a child's life. They come into the world knowing nothing and being able to do nothing. Over the course of time their abilities and skills multiply at an amazing rate. As a parent of an infant it can be an exhausting and hard process, but looking back, it seems like it all goes by so fast. When we don't see our kids developing mentally or physically we get concerned. When they lag behind we try and get them help for that deficiency. But what about our spiritual life? People come to Christ and then at times they seem to get stuck. They don't seem to mature. Their knowledge and their practice seems shallow. It reflects a minimum understanding of scripture. If they have crossed the line of faith, is it important to go further? This week in Hebrews we are confronted with another one of the writer's warnings. In simple terms he says, 'Grow up!' Take a few minutes to read through Hebrews 5-6 to listen to his warning.
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