Still an infant…

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Hebrews 5:11 About this (knowledge of Jesus as high priest) we have much to say that is hard to explain, since you have become dull in understanding. 12 For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the basic elements of the oracles of God. You need milk, not solid food; 13 for everyone who lives on milk, being still an infant, is unskilled in the word of righteousness. 14 But solid food is for the mature, for those whose faculties have been trained by practice to distinguish good from evil.

The writer is a bit harsh here, but conveys an important truth. The Christian faith is intended to be something that grows in the life of every believer. We may start learning basic things of the faith, but are expected grow in Christian maturity. V.14 tells us that maturity is developed “by practice”. In other words, mature faith is faith that is lived out on a daily basis.

It’s the living out of faith that’s the greatest challenge for me as a Christian.

There are times when I know what I should do as a Christian, but fail to do it. In this way I am like an infant in the faith. Lord give me grace to grow up already. Amen.

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