Oct 16, 2008, 10:52 AM |

The Weekly Jesus.

Hebrews 5:11-14

    "We have much to say about this but it is hard to explain because you are slow to learn. In fact, though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you the elementary truths of God's word all over again. You need milk, not solid food! 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 and evil."

    Those of us who were fortunate to be raised in a christian family, or have heard the word of God told to us by a friend or other source probably have heard many sermons and learned spiritual lessons in our lives but do these lessons bring us closer to God anymore or light our hearts? In running or other sports there is always training and everything else to ready us but there is always pain and a need for endurense. Now there is always the knowledge of pain, but also the knowledge of the sweet victory of getting through it when your going to exersice and it can become a mental challenge, because if you quit once then it becomes easier to quit the next time. Our lives as christians is like that, if we just say "Well God I know that's good and all but i'd rather do something else." than it becomes easier to do it again, and it becomes a cycle for us that's hard to get out of, and it is dangerous.

    I grew up with the fan on making noise and drowning out the other sounds of the night when I went to sleep and it's impossible for me to get to sleep without one because that's background noise to me, with other people it's hard to get to sleep with a fan on because it's not background noise to them, but that's not the point, the point, the question is if the sermons of God and His words have become so mundane to us that its just background noise; just another sound, that doesn't touch our hearts at all. It should set us ablaze! So please don't quit on God, He doesn't quit on you.

    There is no OK spot in the life of a christian where we can sit back and relax on our christian sofa, because being a christian is a journey, we are always either growing or weakening so we always have to have God correct us. It's a good thing we have God with us every step of the way.