Scripture: 2 Chronicles Spoon feeding is an important aspect of life, all of us as children have been spoon fed. I had the privilege of being spoon fed, mom did it patiently with treats, and dad did it not so patiently with threats.
I have lame Christiany-sounding excuse fatigue. You were probably sold this bill of goods by the church that talked you into coming their way the last time you were feeling spiritually bored. Then we sit in judgment.
You'd think the children who controlled their own eating would be heavier, but not so. The spoon-fed crew was the one that was more likely to be obese as toddlers. Eight of the 63 spoon-fed children became obese, while none of the 63 self-feeding children were.
The New Testament is full of exhortations and commands to grow in our Christian faith, to become all we can be in Christ, and to be mature, wise and complete as Christ followers. Spiritual maturity is the aim of the Christian, not remaining a spiritual baby or toddler. We are to grow up in Christ, in knowledge, in wisdom, in discernment, in love, and in truth.
At least that is what you are probably thinking right now. Okay I understand baby birds, or animals…. Who in their right mind would want to eat regurgitated food?
Before you know it, they are able to eat solid food. Indeed, even now you are not yet able, 3for you are still fleshly. For since there is jealousy and strife among you, are you not fleshly, and are you not walking like mere men?
We often use the term spoon fed to refer to babies. It is also used for people who have been given so much by others that they never learn how to think for themselves or take care of themselves. Scripture uses a similar term to describe some Christians.
The sound of the plane engine was whining in the background as the plane got closer and closer. Nobody wanted a crash. This plane had to make it into the hanger safely. However, the success of this entire mission rested, of course, with the hanger manager — he had to open up the door to the hanger at just the right time.
Tags: babes in Christimmaturitymaturityspiritual babiesspiritual growth. It is also used for people who have been given so much by others that they never learn how to think for themselves or take care of themselves. Scripture uses a similar term to describe some Christians.