There isn’t a day that goes by where my email box isn’t full of diets promising that if I follow it, I will lose 50 pounds in a month. All I have to do is buy their secret ingredient, and it will transform my waistline. None of these scams work. Only a steady, balanced diet over time will accomplish that. When it comes to spiritual maturity, some Christians are still living off of a diet of milk when they should’ve grown into eating the meat of the Word of God. For some, it’s time to change that diet.
“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.”
Get to the Root of the Issue
The church has a sickness, and the writer of Hebrews is addressing it. There are a ton of people who should be growing in their faith so that they could be teaching others, but they are still spiritual weaklings due to their lack of knowing God’s Word. This happens when we go to a church that teaches keeps their teachings shallow. When the pastor only pumps you with positivity or prosperity, you are not going to grow. If you need to be motivated and comforted and don’t like to be convicted by our sin, then you are starving yourselves. You need a steady diet of God’s Word.
Time to Change that Diet
The challenge is that teaching through the Bible is not always entertaining. Learning takes effort on the pastors part to study and our part to learn. We need to develop a taste for the meat of the Bible. These are the difficult issues that challenge us. It’s easy to be funny or quotable on the elementary issues, but it takes true wisdom and discipline to do it with all of Scripture. It may be time to change that diet.