Hebrews 5:11 Refusing To Understand

“We have much to say about this, but it is hard to make it clear to you because you no longer try to understand.” Hebrews 5:11

After talking about Jesus being submissive and praying a lot, the author has a sharp rebuke for the people. He states that he wants to say a lot more, but they refuse to try and understand what is being taught.

Teaching children can be a fun and rewarding experience. This is especially true when you teach children who are wanting to learn. When they want to learn, they strive to understand and remember what is being taught. It is much easier to teach them.

However, there are some children out there who refuse to learn or understand something. Often, it is “I don’t understand, and I don’t care,” attitude that happens with a child.

Most adults will look down upon a child acting like this. They will rebuke a child and tell him he needs to learn. Yet, many adults are acting the same way. Adults love to hear that God loves them and forgives them, but do not want to understand the fact that they must trust God with all that is in them. They do not want to accept the fact that they must submit their whole lives to His desires. They do not want to understand that they must spend meaningful time in prayer to God.

They will read the Bible, (maybe), but focus only on the great stories. They do not want to try and understand the prophets or the hard sayings of Jesus and Paul. Everything they hear is excused away but some excuse in their life.

The first step to understanding is wanting to understand. You must choose to want to know something in order for you to begin to understand it.

Do you just fly over something? Or do you take the time to stop and study and understand it?

As a believer you are to take time to study God’s Word and learn how to apply it to your life. Do not just read it like a novel. It has great truths for your life. Strive to understand God. He is above you, but He will come to you and make Himself known to you.

I pray today that God will place a desire in your heart to know His Word and Himself more; that you will strive to understand God’s Word; that you will not settle for where you are with God; and that God will make you more like Jesus everyday.


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