Anyone who lives on milk, being still an infant, is not acquainted with the teaching about righteousness. 14 But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil.
If you compare this scripture with Genesis 3 (the fall of man) there is a common thread of knowledge of good and evil. In the garden, God instructed Adam and Eve NOT to partake of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, but in Hebrews we’re being told that a growing believer, who is no longer living in spiritual infancy, can distinguish the two.
In the garden, God wasn’t telling Adam and Eve they could not possess this knowledge. In fact, He was instructing them to be obedient and trust Him. God created man in His image and has desired intimacy with His creation from the beginning. However, before intimacy can be shared, trust must be developed. Trust is developed through obedience.
Disobedience is what keep so many believers in the infancy stage of their spiritual walk and restricts them from deeper levels of glory and understanding of God… and also keeps them from the steak and potatoes. So what are you feasting on today?