For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the first principles of the oracles of God; and you have come to need milk and not solid food. For everyone who partakes only of milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, for he is a babe. But solid food belongs to those who are of full age, that is, those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.
– Hebrews 5:12-14
Hebrews five ends with a pastoral smack-down. Because of their upbringing in the Jewish faith, these Hebrew Christians—to whom this letter is written—had such a great foundation upon which to build a rich and vibrant faith. But somewhere along the way their growth had stunted. Perhaps the trust-fund wealth of their heritage hindered their passionate in their pursuit of excellence in Christ. Whatever the case, the author informs them (and us) that we cannot rely upon an inherited endowment.
Enduring Word Commentary with Pastor David Guzik
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