Disciples cultivate

This familiar passage is something we must cultivate…

This desire does not come naturally. The human inclination is to drift, to go their own way. Hebrews warns…

“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.” Hebrews‬ ‭5:11-14‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Put another way: Through “constant practice” we “train ourselves” with the “solid food” of the “word of God.” This training results in “discernment.” This training develops our love of, trust in, and desire to know God better and better.

Too often we settle for drinking milk – I suggest that “milk” is too often the reliance of the words of humans rather than the word of God – this reliance keeps us weak.

Too many friends rely WAY TOO MUCH on the words of men, the result is weakness, not strength. This weakness is seen in poor decisions from a lack of discernment. This comes from a weak relationship with God and his word.

Train yourself, fellow disciple, with the word of God, then you will grow in your desire for God as did the psalmist.

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