Growth of the Christian - UpWords - Week of September 5 - September 11

Growth of the Christian
by Max Lucado

Imagine you’re selecting your food from a cafeteria line. You pick your salad, you choose your entrée, but when you get to the vegetables, you see a pan of something that turns your stomach.

“Yuck!  What’s that?” you ask, pointing.
“Oh you don’t want to know,” replies an embarrassed server.
“Yes, I do.”
“Well if you must.  It’s a pan of pre-chewed food.”
“Some people prefer to swallow what others have chewed.”

Repulsive? You bet. But widespread. More so than you might imagine. Not with cafeteria food, but with God’s Word. Such Christians mean well. They listen well. But they discern little. They are content to swallow whatever they are told. No wonder they stop growing!

Are you learning to learn? Growth is the goal of the Christian. Maturity is mandatory. Hebrews 6:1 says, “Let us leave the elementary teachings about Christ and go on to maturity.”

From When God Whispers Your Name







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