The Bible passage starting at Hebrews 5:14 tells us that mature Christians should have solid food. That makes good sense. However, a great many Bible studies, sermons and church meetings I’ve attended never quite go beyond the fundamentals. In fact sometimes, if there’s music available, that’s about as far as it gets.
The writer of Hebrews gives us a short list of things every Christian should already be familiar with — things we shouldn’t need to go over. The writer says we don’t need to spend much time on the importance of repenting from dead works or placing our faith in God. Nor do we need such things as teaching on baptism, laying on of hands, resurrection of the dead or eternal judgment. He goes on to assure us that we cannot bring those that have drifted away back into the fold simply by repeating the fundamentals over and over. Rather believers should move on — maybe the others will catch up. What we need most is need solid food.
But what is the solid food that is needed? In part, solid food, is anything that builds us up through obedience and service. One thing certain to add some flesh to a bony spirit is intimacy with God. An intimate relationship with God can be gotten by simply spending time with Him one on one.
What would you include in your list of “solid food”?
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