anymore.” The saddest part is that it is usually from believers who have been
saved and discipled for many years. I always wonder, “...why don‘t you try feeding yourself?”
Granted, the church should always disciple new believers, teaching them basic doctrine and equipping them to minister to others, but there comes a time when they should be able to feed themselves AND others.
“For when for the time YE OUGHT TO BE TEACHERS, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become SUCH AS HAVE NEED OF MILK, and not of strong meat.” Hebrews 5:12
How ridiculous would it be if your grown child still awaited a bottle of milk every morning or insisted that you spoon feed him? You would honestly have to question if there was something seriously wrong with him. Isn’t it equally ridiculous for Christians who have been saved for many years to be unable to feed themselves?
“Brethren, be not children in understanding:” 1 Cor. 14:20 There are so many that claim to want the Meat and the deep things of God, but also want it spoon fed. Paul rebuked the Corinthian believers for their spiritual immaturity. “And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even
as unto babes in Christ.” I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for
hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able.” 1 Corinthians 3:1-2 Because they were as babes in Christ, he COULDN’T teach them
“But STRONG MEAT BELONGETH TO THEM WHICH ARE FULL OF
AGE, even those WHO BY REASON OF USE have their senses EXERCISED to discern both good and evil. “ Heb. 5:14 There is no class or shortcut to wisdom.
The deep things do not come from a simple class or lesson, but are revealed to us through the Holy Spirit of God himself. “But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.” 1 Cor. 2:10
Therefore, “STUDY to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” 2 Tim. 2:15