Saturday, October 30, 2010

Hebrews 5:11-14

11 We have much to say about this, but it is hard to make it clear to you because you no longer try to understand. 12 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! 13 Anyone who lives on milk, being still an infant, is not acquainted with the teaching about righteousness. 14 But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil.

Questions to consider:
  • What is the basic problem of the Hebrews?
  • To what extent is this your problem? What can you do today to change?
  • What is the standard for determining righteousness?
  • To what extent do you have trouble distinguishing good and evil? Why?
  • How can you have accurate judgment?
  • How high in your priorities is knowledge of God’s word?

Possibilities for prayer:

The ability to distinguish good from evil seems like a pretty important ability to have, and one that we may not be naturally born with. The author of Hebrews suggests that such an ability is gained through the consumption of “solid food.” It seems that the solid food to which the author refers may be deep and powerful knowledge of God’s word. Today, let’s ask for an increase in desire to know and understand the word of God, as well as revelation of the truths that can be gained from the study of it. Let’s push into the ability to know good from evil, and ask God to guide us in that pursuit.