By this time you ought to be teachers

Re: Verse Reading–Hebrews 5:11-14; 6:1-12 (day six)
“By this time you ought to be teachers, (but) you have need again for someone to teach you the elementary principles of. . . God.”  (v 5:12)  One factor that God uses in His righteous judgment is to compare what we are with what we could have been.”  Provision compared to progress.  To whom much is given. . .When God provides resources and time and teachers and pastors, He expects a return on His investment.  What return?  Progress in faith so that we, ourselves, become the teachers of the next generation of new/growing believers.  It is ungrateful to do otherwise.  Perpetual infancy, extended irresponsibility is evidence of a heart that receives the grace of God without embracing the purpose of God.  We become land (see 6:7) that drinks in the rain but never bothers to bear fruit.  Such ground is close to being cursed and WILL BE burned.  What an ungrateful (and dangerous) way for a believer to live!

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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