How do babies consume?

How often do we go to church and just listen? How easy is it to go and not act on what we are hearing? I know it is easy for me to become a consumer instead of being a follower. It is so simply to just passively listen and learn, and not actually digest and live from it.

Hebrews 5 uses this same language of teaching, principles and words being food. If you continue that thought. How often are we gluttons? Are we consuming just to consume? Or are we consuming for energy and life? Food is designed for us to live and grow.

We have to ask ourselves, are we dull of hearing?

Concerning him we have much to say, and it is hard to explain, since you have become dull of hearing. For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you have need again for someone to teach you the elementary 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 not accustomed to the word of righteousness, for he is an infant. But solid food is for the mature, who because of practice have their senses trained to discern good and evil. -Hebrews 5:11-14

If we only consume milk we will be infants. A baby wants to be spoon-fed, a baby wants you to hold the bottle for them. Infants can't do anything by themselves, but we can. Rather than being an infant, consuming the Word of God by the hands of others, we must start feeding ourselves.

As you read the Bible, pray that the Holy Spirit will guide you. Pray that God will help you be courageous, and that as He teaches you, you can teach others.

(Discuss this on facebook.)
Next PostNewer Post Previous PostOlder Post Home


Post a Comment