RE Verse reading–Hebrews 5:11-14; 6:1-12 (day two)
How many times during our reading of Hebrews over the past few weeks have we been told to “press on”? This idea of getting forward must have been a necessary reminder to those reading this first century text. As I have studied this text it appears that these readers needed to be challenged to move beyond a “children’s sermon” approach to our spiritual depth. I know, I know, every body loves the simplicity of the children’s sermon, and there is much depth that can be gained from these moments. But isn’t there a reason we leave elementary school towards middle and high school? Don’t we continue to pursue knowledge and learning in order to grow our understanding of this marvelous universe? If we press on our knowledge of the world around us, shouldn’t we do the same for our pursuit of understanding the mysteries of God? There is much to be gleaned from engaging our minds into the wonder of his gift of salvation. Press on.