Monday, July 11, 2016


Heb. 5:12 You have been Christians a long time now, and you ought to be teaching others. Instead, you need somone to teach you again the basic things a beginner must learn about the Scriptures. You are like babies who drink only milk and cannot eat solid food.

There is a very real Scriptural and spiritual deficiency in the church today. There are many people who attend church all their lives and have very little real awareness of basic Bible texts and how they affect faith. There are many who have no real understanding of salvation and sanctification. There are many who do not have a Bible at home, and if they do, never open it during the week. There are many who have never talked to anyone about soul issues because they are confused themselves. There are many who do not know how to pray or get very flustered if they are ever asked to pray.

It is way past time for Christians to grow up. We must accept responsibility for our spiritual deficiencies and commit ourselves to spiritual growth. If we cannot grow in the church we attend, we must find a different church to go to. We must commit ourselves to helping ourselves to grow. We must read our Bibles on a consistent and regular basis. We must discipline ourselves to pray in private and move to being able to pray in public. We must spend time with spiritually mature people who can teach and lead us. We must not go along with the crowd but instead, determine in our hearts that we will let Jesus have control of us. In other words, we need to grow up and grow up fast.

We need to grow into maturity in faith and we must be willing to reach out to others and help them to grow. The church desperately needs people who can lead, teach, and be worthy examples to follow in the faith. It is not normal for a child of God to not grow up and it's not normal for the church to not grow up. Don't be part of the problem; be part of the solution. Grow in the grace and knowledge of the Lord daily.

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