Brothers and sisters, I could not address you as people who live by the Spirit but as people who are still worldly–mere infants in Christ. 1 Corinthians 3:1
When a person speaks to some other person about some technical information, he must be assured that the other person can understand it. Often, the other person cannot understand technical information, unless he works in that field on a regular basis.
When this occurs, the one speaking must break down his information as though explaining it to a child. The extreme fine technical details must be left out, due to not being able to be understood.
Paul wanted to give the Corinthians some close details of the way God works, but was unable to do so. The people were still living by the world’s standards, not God’s Holy Spirit.
Being led by the Holy Spirit will bring a person to a new level of understanding of worldly events and how God works. Sadly, many believers do not like to attain that new level. They are content to stay at the lower levels of maturity.
There are a lot of believers who are still living like the world, refusing to grow in the Lord and change. Some will say that they do not need to change, because God still loves them as they are and is saving them. Others will not change, because it is costly and painful.
People like this remain infants in God. They refuse to grow up and become more mature. If a child does not grow and change, there is a problem. Parents and doctors become worried and try to seek out why they are not growing, it is not normal.
For a believer to not grow, there is a major problem. Every believer must grow more mature in God’s word, being able to take on greater things of God and understanding more.
Examine your life and see how well you are maturing in God’s word and ways. Look back over time and see if you have changed for the better, gotten worse, or stayed the same.
If you have not matured, seek God’s Holy Spirit to help you grow. Be led by the Holy Spirit in how to live for God and turn away from all sin. Do not allow yourself to stay as an infant, being led by the world and its ways. Become a grownup in Christ.
Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will be led by the Holy Spirit; that you will learn to turn away from sin; that you will grow in being more like Jesus; and that you will do as God wants you to do.