Read: Hebrews 5:12-6:2

Have you ever tasted infant food? It is very bland. But babies have no other choice without teeth. They certainly cannot eat solid food like adults. Sadly, some Christians are content with spiritual infant food. They are happy to go over and over the simple truths of Scripture and don’t move beyond the basics of the gospel (Heb. 6:1-2). By not digging into deeper truths and more difficult Bible passages, they lack biblical understanding and convictions to make right choices (Heb. 5:13). They may have been Christians for many years, but their spiritual abilities remain underdeveloped. They continue as babies.

As children grow physically, they learn to eat solid food that gives them strength and energy. In the same way, every believer needs to take on the responsibility to feed himself on solid spiritual food. To fail to do this is to remain spiritually weak and undernourished. You can roughly tell the physical age of people by how they look. Their spiritual age is revealed by their ability to distinguish good from evil and by their personal character that is shown day by day.

Is this spiritual discernment evident in your life? Or are you still on spiritual infant food? It takes diligence, time, and care to study the Word of God. So make time to study it and apply it to your life. Jesus Himself said, “You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” (Jn. 8:32).

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