Saturday, September 19, 2009

Milk or Meat?

Hebrews 5:12 "For though by this this time you ought to be teachers, you have need again for someone to teach you the elementary principles of the oracles of God, and you have come to need milk and not solid food."

You know it is interesting that some very smart people who are wise to the scams out in the world(e.g. the phone calls trying to sell you something,Internet scams to get into your bank account,or to get your social security card number) can sit in a pew or chair on Sunday morning and blindly listen to what is being taught and never question it. People seem to have the idea that faith in God has to be a "blind" faith and never questioned. The same people who will look for every dotted "i" or crossed "t" in a contract or warranty wait for the "Man of God" to feed them their weekly dose of the Bible, and never read it themselves nor do they check to see if what they were told is even correct. During the sermon, do we even ask if what we are being taught equates to what we know of the nature of God? Or do we even know anything about the nature of God?

God said "'But this is the covenant which I will make with the house of Israel after those days,'declares the Lord, 'I will put My law within them, and on their heart I will write it; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people. And they shall not teach again, each man his neighbor and each man his brother, saying know the Lord, for they shall all know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them'..."

But instead, after the coming of the New Covenant with the shed blood of Jesus our Lord and the indwelling of the Holy Spirit...two thousand years later, we as a body are still wanting "milk". We want our scripture spoon fed to us, a little at a time. Is it any wonder that some of these "off the wall" off-shoot religions get started!

You know, even God says in his word "...Test me now in this..." and in another place "...taste and see..." and again referring to God, "His invisible attributes...have been clearly seen..." Now, do you even know if I am using these verses in the proper context? Do you even know where these verses are? Do you even care?

In this posting, the only verse I referenced was the opening verse. I challenge you to look up the verse referenced in this post. I am not asking for a response, but will you check? When you attend what ever service you attend this weekend...will you check the verses for yourself and see if they are used in context.

Please, don't just make a "blind" commitment to your faith; know why you believe.

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