23rd/24th October 2021.
Hebrews Chapter 5. A warning to grow up.
We can sense the love and sadness in the heart of the writer. He says that they are slow to learn. "By this time you should be teachers. But in fact, you need someone to teach you all over again. You still need the simple truths of God's word. You still need milk, not solid food" (5:12).
We learn simple but important truths at the time we are saved. We must, however, grow in faith and knowledge of God. Believers must feed their minds with the truth from God. The writer of Hebrews says, "Anyone who lives on milk is still a baby" (5:13).
They could not stay as spiritual babies. These Jewish believers in Jesus had not grown up. They were not strong in their faith. They did not want to learn about living the right way. So they were told to eat the solid food that is for those who are grown up (5:14). They behaved like people who did not want to learn more. They were lazy or found other interesting things to do.
The writer quoted, "Call out to Me... Pray to Me. And I will listen to you. When you look for Me with all your heart, you will find Me" (Jeremiah 29:12-13).
Extracted from "HEBREWS" Bible teaching commentary by Fred Morris, © 2005, 2016. [view here]
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