Scripture Reference: Hebrews 5:11-6:12
We have so watered down what it means to be a Christ follower, that it is hard to make a distinction.
There are things that should be evident in the lives of followers of churches comprised of Christ followers. There should be signs of growing maturity.
THE PROBLEM WITH IMMATURITY
What is spiritual maturity?
Inability to Clearly Understand (v. 11-13)
sluggish, spiritually dull and don’t seem to listen
Inability to Rightly Handle
Not accustomed; unskilled; don’t know how to handle the word of righteousness
2 Timothy 2:14-16
Inability to Correctly Apply
THE PROOF OF IMMATURITY (V. 12)
Lack of Depth (spiritual depth)
Lack of Discipling
Who are you teaching?
Lack of Desire
no push, no compulsion, no drive to understand
how many times has it overcome all the other noise in the world and you are compelled to want to know the Word of God?
THE PRESCRIPTION FOR IMMATURITY (V. 14)
open the Bible
ask the Holy Spirit to help you understand what you read
apply it; do what you know to do and He will show you more to do
We can choose to do anything and prioritize all we need to do. Why can’t we make reading God’s Word FIRST?