But it’s also the sheep’s job to eat:
“Anyone who lives on milk, being still an infant, is not acquainted with the teaching about righteousness. But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil” (Heb. 5:13-14).
Here’s the point. Churches: We have a responsibility.
We should serve up the Word, hot and fresh every single Sunday. As church leaders, it is our job to create and sustain processes and systems that responsibly enable people to grow in their faith after receiving Christ. Tomorrow I’ll be sharing our philosophy and approach of how we do that at Elevation.
People in our churches: You also have a responsibility.
If you refuse to study the Word, apply it, pray some during the week, join a small group and dig deeper with others, there’s not much we can do to help you. Your malnourishment won’t be cured by anything we give you on Sunday.
So are you an infant and need milk? Drink it for now, but the only way you’re getting more mature and will be ready for meat is by training yourself.
Do you want meat? From these verses, it seems like meat is doing the milk. On your own.
Not getting it served to you once a week.