Why Don’t You Grow Up?

“For though by this time you ought to be teachers,
you need someone to teach you again the first
principles of the oracles of God; and you have come
to need milk and not solid food.  For everyone who
partakes only of milk is unskilled in the word of
righteousness, for he is a babe.  But solid food
belongs to those who are mature, that is, those who
by reason of use have their senses exercised to
discern both good and evil”
(Heb. 5:12-14).

Has anyone ever said to you, “You need to grow
up?” Whether true or not, that’s a pill that is usually
hard for people to swallow.  Yet, what if it is true?

When the Hebrew writer told his audience to “grow
up” it was because they were not advancing in the
knowledge of God’s word as they were supposed to
(cf. 2 Pet. 3:18).  You see, it is not enough to just
believe or just be baptized into Christ (Heb. 6:1-2).  If
we are to be well pleasing to God and if we are to be
saved, we must ever strive to “understand what the
will of the Lord is”
(Eph. 5:17).  How are you
measuring up?

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