Dull of Hearing

Re: Verse reading–Hebrews 5:11-14; 6:1-12 (day four)
Verse 11 says, “Concerning him we have much to say, and it is hard to explain since you have become dull of hearing.”  These are believers who have a relationship with Christ…how have they become ‘dull of hearing’?  ‘Dull of hearing’ means they cannot comprehend the mature things of faith.  They are still returning to the basics of the faith and are not ready for the ‘word of righteousness’.  Verse 14 gives us a clue…the mature practices his spiritual senses in order to discern good and evil.  Just as there are good practices to follow to become an excellent athlete, bad practices can tear down the body and destroy an athlete’s strength.  As believers, we often allow sin in our lives that dulls our spiritual senses.  Reading a questionable book or magazine, watching inappropriate movies or TV shows, or viewing sinful internet sites…these can all dull your spiritual senses.  If you want to be mature in your faith, practice discernment!

Author: Larry Soape

Larry Soape is the Associate Pastor for Median & Senior Adults, and Missions at FBCSA.

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