Examined

January 23, 2013
by Brenda Wood

Some ancient Greek penned these words: "Children are short humans who don't like vegetables." According to this definition, are some adults who don't like vegetables also quite short?

The apostle Paul speaks of Christians who are also short in a spiritual sense:

Hebrews 5:12-14 – By this time you ought to be teachers yourselves, yet here I find you need someone to sit down with you and go over the basics on God again, starting from square one — baby's milk, when you should have been on solid food long ago! Milk is for beginners, inexperienced in God's ways; solid food is for the mature, who have some practice in telling right from wrong. (MSG)

Let's examine this together.

1. After some time as Christians, we ought to be teaching others, at least by example.

2. If we still don't get the basics on God, we need a babysitter.

3. If we are inexperienced in God's ways, we are therefore immature.

4. We are immature because we don't choose right over wrong.

So now, let's examine our own hearts and lives. Where have we been choosing the wrong way? Isn't it time we stood up and grew up, instead of spitting out veggies and whining for a baby's bottle? Isn't it time we got over ourselves and looked instead for ways to teach others about God?

Prayer: Lord, forgive us. Help us not to miss out on an opportunity, just because we are too full of ourselves. Amen.

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Brenda Wood <brenda.w@nextcom.ca>
Sandycove Acres, Innisfil, Ontario, Canada

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1 Comment

  • PresbyCan Feedback says:

    AMEN!


    Very well said. God bless.


    Amen! The time is at hand!


    Well said, Brenda. May God continue to bless your writing for Him. Blessings.


    Brenda for yet another meaningful and wonderful devotion. I enjoy especially all of your great devotions.
    God bless you abundantly dear Brenda.


    Thanks, Brenda.
    You are right! It is time ofr us to mature and take every opportunity to share our faith!


    Thanks for this morning’s lesson on growing up in the Lord. I would encourage you to keep giving such good advice.
    (B.C.)


    Amen to your prayer, Brenda!
    Well said!
    Thanks for writing this devotional.
    I look forward to another one.


    Wow Brenda:
    Wow. Well said. We all need to take inventory of where we are and what we need to do about it! Thanks for the devotional to remind me to look at my progress from God’s point of view! Just good enough is not good enough!
    Blessings.


    Nice going there Brenda,
    That was a a lot of truth in a nutshell. What I need is to learn patience with the overgrown spiritual babies. I came across a lady who when I mentioned Habakkuk had never heard of him and she was a tad older than I.
    Keep up the good work. I shall take your devotional as a birthday present for me.


    Brenda – I couldn’t agree with you more. Thank you for writing this devotional in such a way that we couldn’t miss the point.

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