Deb asked for my thoughts on how often we truly seek God’s will vs. man’s opinion. Ironically, Deb is asking my opinion (and my name is Man). 🙂
I spent about a year contemplating the following passage of scripture:
“In fact, though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you the elementary truths of God’s word all over again. You need milk, not solid food! Anyone who lives on milk, being still an infant, is not acquainted with the teaching about righteousness. But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil. Therefore let us leave the elementary teachings about Christ and go on to maturity, not laying again the foundation of repentance from acts that lead to death, and of faith in God, instruction about baptisms, the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment. And God permitting, we will do so.” (Hebrews 5:12 – 6:3)
I kept thinking to myself, this list, these things, they are the very things that we Christians today constantly argue about, especially amongst our divisions (we call them denominations). We study for months and years, poring over theological books, Scripture, commentaries, etc. trying to figure out His truth.
If that’s all baby food, I pondered, what in the world is solid food? Are any of us seeking anything beyond the personal comfort/self-seeking/feel-good type of Christianity that has us right and the next guy wrong?
I finally got my answer while listening to a preacher. Jesus himself answers the question of what is solid food:
“My food,” said Jesus, “is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work. Do you not say, ‘Four months more and then the harvest’? I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest.” (John 4:34-35)
Pass the salt…