Do you remember the time when you were a toddler wearing diapers and your parents look at you as the cutest baby in the world? You are starting to coo, learning to walk and would even dirty the diapers. And your mom and dad would find that to be adorable. But if you are now a 35-year old man and you still do the same things when you were a tot then that is no longer cute.
Heb. 5:11 We have much to say about this, but it is hard to explain because you are slow to learn.
Heb. 5:12 In fact, though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you the elementary truths of God’s word all over again. You need milk, not solid food!
Heb. 5:13 Anyone who lives on milk, being still an infant, is not acquainted with the teaching about righteousness.
Heb. 5:14 But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil.
We are called to grow in our relationship with God and not to remain like babes. How does one measure maturity?
Myth of Time – It’s not the length of time of church attendance that measures one’s maturity. There are people who are one year old in their relationship with God who are more mature than some Christians who may be in church for 10 years. Time simply cannot measure maturity.
Myth of Association – Maturity does not happen when you hang out with mature Christians. It cannot be transferred by osmosis. Even if you are close to the bishop, pastor or small group leader, it doesn’t make you mature.
Myth of Knowledge – Some people think that the more they know about the bible, the more mature and close to God they are. The bible says “knowledge puffs up”. Sometimes, it actually just brings more pride. It’s not about how much bible you know but how much of the bible you actually do that determines one’s maturity.
We are called to go on towards maturity.
There is a difference between growing old and growing up. All people (without exception even with all the cosmetics and botox) grow old but many still act like kids. Some choose to grow up.
Here’s the bottomline: It’s time to grow up.
Source: Sunday Recall