Solid food is for the mature, for those who have their powers of discernment trained by constant practice to distinguish good from evil. (Hebrews [5:14])
Now this is amazing. Don’t miss it. It could save you years of wasted living.
What this verse is saying is that if you want to become mature and understand the more solid teachings of the Word, then the rich, nutritional, precious milk of God’s gospel promises must transform your moral senses — your spiritual mind — so that you can discern between good and evil.
Or let me put it another way. Getting ready to feast on all God’s Word is not first an intellectual challenge; it is first a moral challenge. If you want to eat the solid food of the Word, you must exercise your spiritual senses so as to develop a mind that discerns between good and evil.
Written by John Piper
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