October 6, 2019
In order to grow from a “baby” Christian to a “grown-up” Christian, each of us must learn discernment. By practice we must train our consciences, our senses, our minds, and our bodies to distinguish right from wrong. Can you recognize temptation before it controls you? Can you tell correct use of Scripture from mistaken or shallow uses? Our capacity to feast on the deeper things of God is determined by our spiritual growth. Too often we want God’s banquet before we are spiritually capable of digesting it. As you grow in the Lord, you will find that you will feast even more bountifully at his table. Certain basics are essential for all believers. These include repentance, baptism, faith, etc. We need to move on to a more complete theology, to a more profound understanding of the faith. Christians should be teaching new Christians the basics, and then, acting on what they know, they should be learning even more from God’s word.