Don’t you hate it when your kids settle? Know what I mean . . . when they settle for Cs when they could get As . . . when they settle for second team when they could start . . . when they stay a peon at work when they could be a manager?
How do you suppose God feels? He has provided a great wealth of spiritual information in the Bible to help us understand the great arc of human history and the bright thread of his plan of salvation weaving through it all. He has revealed deep secrets of what is going on behind the scenes, of spiritual warfare, of angels and demons. He has given peeks into life in heaven and the very throne room of God. He has laid out a life plan for every one of his believers. And then they don’t even read it!
The Hebrew Christians got a spanking from one of the apostles for settling, for staying spiritual babies when God had prepared them for so much more: “We have much to say about this, but it is hard to make it clear to you because you no longer try to understand. In fact, though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you the elementary truths of God’s word all over again” (Hebrews 5:11,12).
Are you hungry for the Word? Do you pursue its knowledge? Are you just riding on the wagon pulled by someone else or are you eager to be useful to God’s agenda? Would the angels call you a spiritual baby or spiritual grown-up?