Dailies 2019

Dailies In His Word
February 14, 2019
The danger of not moving forward is that we can get stuck in a rut. In a hole in the ground, though we can crawl out of it eventually it will take more effort once we are in it. In Hebrews it teaches about the perils of not progressing. It is kind of like water that is not moving forward; it tends to get pretty gross. It breeds mosquitoes, and other disgusting smelly things like algae and fungus.
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.  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. You are like babies who need milk and cannot eat solid food. For someone who lives on milk is still an infant and doesn’t know how to do what is right. Solid food is for those who are mature, who through training have the skill to recognize the difference between right and wrong.             Hebrews 5:11-14
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. You don’t need further instruction about baptisms, the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment. And so, God willing, we will move forward to further understanding. Hebrews 6:2-3
We need to grow in Christ and in our resolve to do what He wants us to do in life. When you and I get stuck we can start to ignore the things God wants us to do. Bible reading and study can slack, and even fellowship with other believers. If we do not dig in the Word more and talk to God often then we will not go forward, we will not grow to be mature Christians but like babies will need the milk of the word again to get a clue.
Heavenly Father, help us to grow closer, more like, and more attuned to Your plan for us each day, let us not grow weary or stagnant but be encouraged and excited to follow after You. In Jesus name, amen,
Teresa M. Wilson