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SPIRITUAL MATURITY

January 21, 2016

Thursday

 

Hebrews 5: 13-14

 

For every one that useth milk is unskillful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe. But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.

 

 

LESSON

 

Immature babies consume only “milk.” They cannot chew and assimilate solid food because they are immature Thus the readers would have had no question about the writer’s meaning. Similarly, immature Christians take in only the basics of the gospel, because they cannot receive and assimilate the more advanced aspects of the faith. They cannot do this because they have not tried repeatedly to understand and apply these more advanced truths.

This is a picture of Christians who have been content to know and practice only the most elementary lessons of their faith. They are too lazy to do what is necessary to grow. Of course, even mature adults continue to need milk, which is pre-digested food, but they can also eat solid food.

 

Memory Verse: Hebrews 6:1

 

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