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Learn to Feed Yourself the Word

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Learn to Feed Yourself the Word

If we are going to grow and become a strong, fruitful Christian we must learn to self-feed.

My son and daughter-in-law are expecting their first child. When they went to see the doctor, she said the little one was floating around like a little astronaut in outer space connected to mom by the umbilical cord. One day that child will be born and Mom and Dad will have to feed it every day for several years. Eventually, the child will feed itself. One day he will even buy his own groceries!

Hebrews 5 says, “In fact, though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you the elementary truths of Godʼs 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 from evil.”[1]

The danger of never learning to self-feed is that carnality and immaturity will inevitably set in. We cannot stop it unless we accept our responsibility to learn to feed ourselves.

Remember, absolutely everything we need to live a godly life has already been provided for us through the Word of God. Build your Life on God’s Word each day so that you can grow to full maturity in your faith.

 

To listen to this entire message via podcast, click here.

[1] Hebrews 5:12-14 NIV

 

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About Ron Bontrager

Lead Pastor of Lakeview Church in Indianapolis.

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