I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the importance of being in the Word. I’ve never done a great job at it. In fact, I would do some reading and then forget for long periods of time and then start that process over. I don’t think that I have the greatest discipline when it comes to this at all. But as I start in this new time in my life without having chapel 3 days a week or working in the church or being at home where I have my youth group and family to hold me accountable, I hit a hard wall. I realized it is time for me to take responsibility for learning more about Jesus and not just being fed.
I think about Hebrews 5:11-14:
“About this we have much to say, and it is hard to explain, since you have become dull of hearing. For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the basic principles of the oracles of God. You need milk, not solid food, for everyone who lives on milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, since he is a child. But solid food is for the mature, for those who have their powers of discernment trained by constant practice to distinguish good from evil.”
The writer is giving these warnings against how dangerous it is to just sit and allow ourselves to become complacent and content with being immature in our walk with God. But that isn’t what I am called to. It isn’t what any of us are called to. The writer says “But solid food is for the mature, for those who have their powers of discernment trained by constant practice to distinguish good from evil.”
I think it is important to spend time in the Word so that we can discern and distinguish good from evil. I don’t want this passage to be able to apply to me because I didn’t do my part and I forgot the basics. I want to move on and press forward to know more about the Lord by staying consistent in His Word.
If you can relate, can I encourage you to keep making time to get in God’s Word? Keep seeking to know the Lord in your daily life! The basics are everything — let’s keep pressing on!
I’d love to know what God’s been showing you in His Word. Use the comments to share or email me!
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