Spiritual Growth Requires Solid Food (Wed. Jan. 5)

The word of the day is “solid.”  Today, our reading of Hebrews 5:11-6:8 emphasizes the necessity that everyone should continue to grow in faith and the knowledge of the faith.  The apostle writes, “Therefore leaving the discussion of the elementary principles of Christ, let us go on to perfection, not laying again the foundation…” (vs. 6:1). As this passage begins, the apostle notes that there is much more to say about the High Priest Melchizedek.  Yet, he gives up trying to explain it because he complains that his readers have become “dull of hearing” (vs. 11).  The Greek word that the apostle uses means sluggish (Strong’s #3576, 174).  Note that they have become slothful in their comprehension of the teachings of…

Spiritual Growth Requires Solid Food (Wed. Dec. 23)

The word of the day is “solid.”  Today, our reading of Hebrews 5:11-6:8 emphasizes the necessity that everyone should continue to grow in faith and the knowledge of the faith.  The apostle writes, “Therefore leaving the discussion of the elementary principles of Christ, let us go on to perfection, not laying again the foundation…” (vs. 6:1). As this passage begins, the apostle notes that there is much more to say about the High Priest Melchizedek.  Yet, he gives up trying to explain it because he complains that his readers have become “dull of hearing” (vs. 11).  The  Greek word that the apostle uses means sluggish (Strong’s #3576, 174).  They have become slothful in their comprehension of the teachings of the…