By this time you ought to be teachers, yet you need someone to teach you again the first principles of the oracles of God; you have come to need milk and not solid food. Hebrews 5:12
Are you a mature believer? Do you live every area of your life by faith in God’s Word? Do you know God’s ways? I mean really know, not just what you think they are? Do you study His Word and are you able to understand it? Do you talk with Him each day and ask Him to walk you through your scripture reading time to give you understanding and wisdom, not just check it off the list as if it were a duty or obligation? Are you training others in the Word? Maybe through your church or in a small group or bible study?
Well, according to today’s passage, if you are not teaching and leading others, you are an immature believer. It says that the believers of that time were sitting and being taught regularly, but only absorbing it in for themselves and not discipling others in God’s Word of righteousness. It seems that they were hearing the teaching, but not able to discern what was good and what was evil.
This sounds a little familiar. Today, it is a very fine line between good and evil. What is good and what is evil? The only way to know is by lining your heart up with God’s Word and God’s ways. For example, if you believe that adultery, killing and perversion are evil, is it evil to take these in through tv and other forms of media that blatantly displays them? If you believe foul and profane language is evil, is it wrong to support a network that promotes programing full of it? On the other hand, if you know that people are coming to Jesus through missions around the world and that you could be part of that, wouldn’t that be good? We are living in a twisted time and we waste a lot of time and resources on ungodly feed and streaming. How can we call this good? I believe it is time to put away the childish things and step up into maturity and make our Heavenly Father and His ways our first priority. Press into Him as much, if not more than you press into facebook or Netflix (for me it is cares and concerns) and I can assure you that not only will your priorities change, your life will, too!
Today I want to encourage you to take a step of faith toward your Heavenly Father and begin to talk to others about Him. Even if it is just your family and friends, shift your focus to be all about God and His kingdom progress. Promote the kingdom of Heaven with your time and resources instead of the world’s kingdom. It is time for us to put away the unskilled milk and get the solid food of God’s Word on the inside until you are full and it flows out of you by teaching others everywhere you go.
Today’s scripture reading: Hebrews 5:12-14