Listen to this devotional:
Listen while you read: "O Word Of God Incarnate"1 (Lyrics)
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.