默想：「惟獨長大成人的，才能吃乾糧；他們的心竅習練得通達，就能分辨好歹了。」（來 5:14 ）
Bible Reading: Hebrews 5
Insight: “But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil.” (Heb 5:14 )
Insight one: If a spiritual life sets its full score at ten, what is the score of your current spiritual status? Is it growing or regression or idling? Maybe your Bible and theological knowledges have grown a lot, but the question is whether your faith balanced with your daily life? Have you demonstrated your faith through your deeds? Is your inside consistent with what you appear to be? Is there a harmony between a hearer of the word and a doer? If knowledge puffs up, it becomes useless to one’s spiritual life.
Insight two: What does “be mature” mean in the Bible? It does not refer to how tall and how old you are or how abundant experience you have had, but to the maturity in spirit. This spiritual life not only can distinguish right from wrong and realize how to exercise faith through daily life, but also joyfully to obey God’s words to make spiritual life to grow. There is no shortcut to the growth of the spirit. It is also not possible to grow by itself. You have to be determinedly willing to pay the price to devote time and effort to draw near to God and proactively pursue the growth.
Prayer: Thank God for giving me Your words. Lord, please give me a longing soul as well as a willing heart to obey Your words, so I can continue to grow during my everyday consistent spiritual meditation life. Please help me; I am willing to commit “spiritual maturity” as my goal to strive for throughout my life time. I pray in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen!