Last week I mentioned that the recycling bin at my house is full of milk jugs most weeks. So far this week we have four in there, with another two likely by tomorrow night when we put the bin out for the trash men. I feel like my kids were drinking milk more vigorously this week or something. Maybe they heard my sermon and got freaked out, like we were going to really wean them off milk, and they’re thinking they better get their milk fix while they can. Geesh.
But that’s kinda the problem Paul is talking about in this section. This group of Christians who should have moved beyond spiritual milk have not. And he knows it is true because of their behavior. Paul says that their faith is immature because of the quarreling and jealousy in their church.
We had a wonderful discussion afterwards in sermon discussion group. What does it mean to go on to maturity? How do allow the Lord to impact our behavior so we actually show that we have been weaned off spiritual milk?