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Focus: Hebrews 5:13-14 - KJV

13. For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe. 14. 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.


Hebrews 5:11-14


Life is about times and seasons. The preacher says there is a time to be born and a time to die. Between the time of birth and that of death however, there are many other times. For instance, there is a time to depend on mother’s breast milk and there is a time to graduate to cereals. There is a time to start sitting by one’s self, there is a time to crawl, walk speak, think run and so on. When the time to attain a posture comes but the child fails in it and never comes out of the failure, the parents get disturbed. As there are such times in the natural life, so are they in the spiritual life also. There is a time to become born again, after which we depend on teachers to feed us with the sincere milk of the word of God. A time however comes when the child is expected to start to tear meat having developed teeth. At such a time, even if he depends on teachers, it will be the mentoring level so that as a disciple, he is also able to teach other children. A time comes when the child rises to the level of crushing bones. Then he is the mentor of many. If, however a child remains a babe because he is dull to hearing, then, when he ought to be crushing bones and discipling others, he still stays under teachers to be fed with the milk of the word. Such a person is like a retarded child that requires special attention. That is not God’s look out for us.


Beloved, if since you became born again you are still sitting in the beginners’ class and you are not being assigned to duty having spent time in the fold, you are not putting joy in the heart of Christ who gave you a new birth. His joy is in you growing in stature that no one is able to push you around with the winds of doctrine. If, however you are not grounded in the word, how are you able to determine what to stick with? Today, God wants you to concentrate on your growth in the Kingdom so that He can commit to you matured assignments for His purpose.


SOLUTION: Please ensure you submit yourself to studying the word of God so that you may be approved of Him as a workman rightly dividing the word of truth. Unless you know the word, you cannot rightly divide it. Study!


Father, we don’t want to be considered retarded children in your fold. From this day, help us to become skilled in the study of your word that we may be skillful in it and for your use in the mighty name of Jesus. We are tired of crawling when we should be soaring. By your Spirit, please put us to flight and keep us soaring in your assignment in Jesus’ name.

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