“For everyone who partakes only of milk is not accustomed to the word of righteousness, for he is an infant. But solid food is for the mature, who because of practice have their senses trained to discern good and evil.”
The Hebrews had become dull of hearing; therefore, the apostle had to feed them the milk of the word; instead of the stronger, deeper things of God. Milk is the proper food for infants, but adults need and desire stronger food to live on. The same is true in the spiritual sense as well as in the natural sense. To be skilled in the word of righteousness is to be able to look at God’s promises and commands, recognize His voice, and receive all that He has for us day by day.
The way an athlete trains his body to respond accordingly is the same idea for the one who has trained their senses to discern good and evil. We practice daily, laying down our lives under the submission to the Holy Spirit until it becomes a no–brainer. Seeking first His kingdom is now our deepest hunger. Instead of just surviving on a hope that someone will notice us, we begin to hear what God wants to say to those around us. The word of righteousness matures us and changes us to be more like our Lord and savior Jesus Christ. For after all, He is our greatest reward!
Your word is a lamp that lights my path each day. Be ever so near to me... for you are my desire and great reward. May I be all that you ask of me today and forever. Give me your heart for those around me and may we be one as you and the father are one.
Your loving handmaiden,