Grow Up!

When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me.  (1 Corinthians 13:11, NIV 1984). 

Brothers, I could not address you as spiritual but as worldly—mere infants in Christ. I gave you milk, not solid food, for you were not yet ready for it. Indeed, you are still not ready. You are still worldly. (1 Corinthians 3:1–3, NIV 1984). 

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 from evil. (Hebrews 5:12–14, NIV 1984). 

My Musings – Far too many of us us are content with milk and splashing in rain puddles.  Not really caring if we grow up or not.  We would not want this for our children and God does not want it for His.  He has so much to offer as we grow.  For without growth, we remain worldly in so many ways, unable to distinguish good from evil, in a world that is constantly blurring the lines.

My Advice – While there may be some attraction to splashing in puddles, the satisfaction will not last.  It does not really help, it hinders.  Retain the innocence of youth (“for such is the Kingdom of God“), but put “childish ways behind [you].