Grow Up

Therefore, leaving the elementary message about the Messiah, let us go on to maturity, not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, faith in God, teaching about ritual washings, laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment. Hebrews 6:1-2 HCSB

It has been exciting to watch our grandchildren grow. They first had to crawl and now they are walking. First they received only milk for nourishment, but now they are eating solid foods. At first they could not say anything that made any sense, but now they are beginning to use words. I look forward to watching them grow up, go to school, graduate from school, and someday get married.

Our Heavenly Father likes to watch His children grow. Every believer should be growing up to become more like Jesus Christ. Tragically, many Christians are still drinking milk and crawling when they should be eating meat and running. Too often people think they mature as Christians by right actions such as attending Bible study, listening to a sermon, or even going on a mission trip. The reality is that Christians grow by learning to trust Jesus to make a way for them to become righteous. The more they trust and follow Jesus’ teachings, the more they grow to become like Him.

Challenge: What age are you spiritually? Are you still an infant? Are you eating meat and running? How mature would Jesus say that you are? Ask God to help you grow up and become more like Jesus in everything you do.

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