Hebrews 5:11(NLT) There is much more we would like to say about this, but it is difficult to explain, especially since you are spiritually dull and don’t seem to listen. 12 You have been believers so long now that you ought to be teaching others. Instead, you need someone to teach you again the basic things about God’s word. [c] You are like babies who need milk and cannot eat solid food. 13 For someone who lives on milk is still an infant and doesn’t know how to do what is right. 14 Solid food is for those who are mature, who through training have the skill to recognize the difference between right and wrong.
In today’s postmodern world, fast and quick is all too common a trait. We want food, help, and information fast. Just waiting for the computer to boot up or the “next avail-able agent” to answer our call can cause frustration. But the Lord specializes in slow, steady work. The Lord is more interested in a quality outcome than a quick process.
Nowhere is this more evident than in the realm of spiritual discernment. When we realize that we are children of God, we aren’t instantly wise and knowledgeable. It takes a lifetime to grow to spiritual maturity. Some believers, however, don’t seem to grow up at all. They get older, but their understanding of God’s Word never goes very deep. Where do you stand on this?
This lack of godly wisdom is caused by ignorance of the Scriptures, apathy and complacency about spiritual things, and a failure to apply biblical truths. Discernment requires time and effort. You cannot simply move through life, thoughtlessly reacting to situations yet never learning from them. Take time to reflect on your responses and observe the consequences of your actions and choices. If you feel convicted by what you notice, let that motivate you to begin a lifelong pursuit of the Lord and His ways. Let’s make a change now sisters and brothers for the better in the Lord!