It is so tempting to keep it light and just stay on the fringes of faith. So many Christians go to church once a week, acknowledge their faith if pressed, and they “don’t do anything wrong”. But, in their mind, truth be told, their faith does not sustain their life. It is a necessary but only small part of their daily routine. They still pick themselves up each day and do life on their own! The writer of Hebrews saw several people in that position. He made clear that this walk needed to be active and maturing. Christians must not try to nourish our spiritual lives on the baby food of the faith. We need to dig in to the meat of God’s word and live in the battle of life–as his child; growing and becoming spiritual ladies and gentlemen.
To accomplish that feat, we have to realize that we are not samplers of God, but we place our lives in his trust and follow him into battle daily. To do that successfully, we need to learn seek and know Him. We need to embrace the faith we have been given, and allow Him to mature and complete us. We then will be ready to eat the solid food of our faith! In fact, we can go strictly fruit…of the spirit! LOL.
God Bless You
We have much to say about this, but it is hard to make it clear to you because you no longer try to understand. 12 In fact, though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you the elementary truths of God’s word all over again. You need milk, not solid food! 13 Anyone who lives on milk, being still an infant, is not acquainted with the teaching about righteousness. 14 But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil.