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Spiritual Babies - Greg Laurie Daily Devotion - August 21, 2017

  • 2017 Aug 21
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Spiritual Babies

Our great desire is that you will keep on loving others as long as life lasts, in order to make certain that what you hope for will come true. - (Hebrews 6:11)

As a father and a grandfather, I know from personal experience that babies are a lot of work. For instance, it takes work to teach a baby how to eat. Of course there is baby food, and then comes solid food, which has to be cut into baby-sized bites. And sometimes a baby doesn’t want to eat, so you have to think of creative ways to get the baby to take the food. Children need to learn how to eat their food, cut up their food, and ultimately prepare their food. It’s called growing up.

A lot of people, however, have never grown up spiritually. They made an initial commitment to Christ but have never really understood what it means to be a totally committed follower of Jesus. In short, they have not responded to what the Bible calls discipleship.

The Christian life is more than simply saying a prayer of commitment to Christ. It is following Jesus not only as your Savior, but also as your Lord. If your only source of spiritual intake is hearing other people preach sermons, then you will be in a relatively weakened state spiritually. There is a place for teaching and preaching, but you have to learn how to cut your own food, so to speak. You have to learn how to feed yourself spiritually.

Hebrews 6:11 tells us, “So let us stop going over the basic teachings about Christ again and again. Let us go on instead and become mature in our understanding. Surely we don’t need to start again with the fundamental importance of repenting from evil deeds and placing our faith in God.”

In short, we need to grow up as believers and not be spiritual babies forever. We need to grow up to be men and women of God.

Social media summary: You may be a grown-up, but have you grown up spiritually?

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