Just like there are different classes of students, there are different levels of spiritual development.
In life there are preschool children, which range in age from newborn to just before entering Pre-K.
Kindergarteners to High School seniors each learning different things.
After high school there are colleges and universities offering degrees in a wide variety of subjects.
Even if you graduate from college with a Masters or Doctorate, you will continue to learn.
You know, it’s not that difficult to stay in school and at least get a high school diploma. Still there are some that drop out.
If I ask you about your spiritual education, where would you place yourself.
Are you in Pre-K or an 8th grader. Maybe you consider yourself a senior or Master.
The Bible illustrates this truth in a simple way.
There is much more we would like to say about this, but it is difficult to explain, especially since you are spiritually dull and don’t seem to listen. You have been believers so long now that you ought to be teaching others. Instead, you need someone to teach you again the basic things about God’s word. You are like babies who need milk and cannot eat solid food. For someone who lives on milk is still an infant and doesn’t know how to do what is right. Solid food is for those who are mature, who through training have the skill to recognize the difference between right and wrong. Heb 5:11-14
As a grown up I like a glass of milk every so often, especially if I have some cookies. But I don’t want to just live on milk. I’ll take a ribeye steak over a glass of milk any time.
So what is your level of Christian education?
And are you ready to move forward? Graduate to the next grade, so to speak?
How do you do this?
How do you move from grade to grade in school?
It’s the same with spiritual knowledge. Study. Read. Pray. Meditate on the word. Learn all you can and grow in the Lord.
Your life will change, just like it changed through all those years of school.