My little children, of whom I travail in birth again until Christ be formed in you (Galatians 4:19, KJV ) The Apostle Paul uses a remarkable analogy to describe the labor of ministers and the maturity of the believer. He compares the struggles and toils of the minister to labor pains and the “baby” that
Now I say, That the heir, as long as he is a child, differeth nothing from a servant, though he be lord of all;But is under tutors and governors until the time appointed of the father (Galatians 4:2, KJV) A child who is the heir of the father owns everything that belongs to the father
For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace (Isa. 9:6 KJV) Jesus was born naturally as just like every other human being is born
And if one prevail against him, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken (Eccl. 4:12 KJV) You will find Christians everywhere always desiring to improve on their relationship with the Lord or grow in their spiritual lives. This is a good desire, except that very few do anything about it.
But solid food is for the mature, for those whose faculties are trained by practice to discern good and evil. (Heb. 5:14 NAB) The Scripture above clearly states that mature believers are those who have trained their faculties by virtue of practice. This teaches us that we can be trained to grow in spiritual things.
For everyone who partakes only of milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, for he is a babe. (Heb. 5:13 NKJ) When we were born again, we were born into God’s family as newborns or babes in Christ. We were infants that needed to be cared for. The Lord then instructed us to drink
As newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby, (1 Pet. 2:2 NKJ) When babies are born, they are completely human with all the structures that make up a human body. However, before they can effectively benefit from the full potential in their minds and bodies, they have to