Heb. 5:14 But solid food is for the mature, for those who have their powers of discernment trained by constant practice to distinguish good from evil.
Heb. 6:1 ¶ Therefore let us leave the elementary doctrine of Christ and go on to maturity,
I think there is probably way too many Christians that are still babes in Christ. According to the scripture, our spiritual diet has a whole lot to do with our spiritual growth. As the famous saying goes “we are what we eat”. The book of Hebrews is dealing with that exact problem. Christians were eating the wrong spiritual food and never could go on to maturity. What is the food that makes us grow? Well, if you remember, Jesus said that He was the true bread that comes down from heaven. He said He is our spiritual food. What Hebrews goes on to teach us is the present day, heavenly ministry of Jesus is the key to growing up spiritually. Many never advance past the cross to the throne of God. Jesus is resurrected. Recognizing Christ as our heavenly high priest and receiving His ministry as the Baptizer in the Holy Spirit is the way we enter into this new heavenly life. We have been given life behind the veil, this is the new and living way that Hebrews calls us to. Listen to Andrew Murray as he calls us on to this new deeper life of maturity in Christ.
“In the letter to the Hebrews, we discover that the recipients had long been Christians, who by then ought to have been teaching others. Instead, they were still like infants, needing to be fed milk. The writer attempts to rouse them to go beyond the elementary teachings about Christ, “not laying again the foundation of repentance.” They were to go on to maturity, to the status of spiritual adults, and to more profound truths concerning Christ’s priesthood and the fullness of their salvation. Because Jesus lives forever, He has a permanent priesthood. Therefore, He is able to save completely those who come to God through Him, because He ever lives to intercede for them. This is the solid food of which the writer speaks.”
So how is it with your soul today? Are you stuck between the two worlds, perpetually living as a babe in Christ? Nothing can be more frustrating than that. Draw near today to the throne of grace. There are not only answers to your prayers there, there is a brand new life available for us all.