Wednesday, July 13, 2016


Heb. 5:14 Solid food is for those who are mature, who have trained themselves to recognize the difference between right and wrong, and then do what is right.

Most believers are not good eaters. They are content on eating the bare minimum of spiritual food. They are content with not growing up. They tend to like being dependant on others. They don’t like to move beyond their comfort level. They acquire a taste for the bare essentials of the faith and are unwilling to try something else. Because they are content with where they are at, God withholds solid food from them. He does not force feed anyone and allows them to continue to act like babies if that is what they want to do.

However, to not grow up is contrary to nature. God created us to grow into maturity. His desire for us is to become adults in our thinking and living. He knows that only the mature are able to live righteously before Him. He knows that only the mature will survive the tests of faith they are sure to encounter. He knows that only the mature are going to be able to ready for the day of His return.

Becoming mature in faith requires proper training. It involves commitment, sacrifice and perseverance on our part. It requires us to consistently be exploring new truths to feast on in His Word. It requires us to spend quality time in prayer, feasting on His presence. It requires us to train our ears to hear God when He speaks. It requires us to willingly put into practice the things the Lord teaches us.

The more we feast on the spiritual food God provides for us, the more food He provides for us. He constantly gives new food to try for those who are mature in faith. And the more food we try from His hand, the stronger we grow in faith. Blessed are those who have an insatiable appetite for those things which make the soul grow into holiness of life.

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