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Grow Up From a Newborn!
Everyone rejoices when a baby is born and watches in knowing anticipation for each new ability he will develop. In time, he will learn to crawl, eat solid food, walk, and talk. When a baby does not show these signs of growth, it is often an indication that something is seriously wrong. In a similar manner, the writer of Hebrews cites the lack of spiritual growth in the lives of believers as cause for concern: “When . . . ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again . . .” (Hebrews 5:12).
As newborn babes, we are to desire the sincere milk of the Word that we may grow thereby. (See I Peter 2:2.)