Listening and spiritual growth

July 13th, 2015

There are a number factors to spiritual growth, but one is pretty important. Let us have a look at Hebrews 5:11-14…

11 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. 12 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. 13 For someone who lives on milk is still an infant and doesn’t know how to do what is right. 14 Solid food is for those who are mature, who through training have the skill to recognize the difference between right and wrong.

One key for spiritual growth is contained in verse 11 – listening.

Often we talk too much and don’t leave space to hear or we are listening to the wrong things.

We need to listen to God when we pray, we need to listen to the words of the Bible as we read and we need to listen to those around who are mature in the faith.

If you want to grow in your faith and move on to solid food (v14), then listen more.

God Bless,
Dave

 
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