“So let us stop going over the basic teachings about Christ again and again. Let us go on instead and become mature in our understanding.” Hebrews 6:1a NLT
Warren Wiersbe once said, “After over forty years of ministry, I am convinced that spiritual immaturity is the number one problem in our churches.” Sadly, I have to agree with him. In today’s society, more and more Christians are abandoning their spiritual growth to churches and pastors, believing that hearing God’s Word on Sundays is enough to get them through the week.
In the passage above, the writer of Hebrews charges believers to “stop going over the basics” of their faith. This does not mean to forget the foundational teachings of Christ, but rather, to build upon them. To become mature means we begin to seek to know God deeply; we strive to know His nature and earnestly desire to know His Word so we can model our lives after it.