God is not Cavalier with our Souls (Hebrews 5:12-14)

Pastor Aaron Ude, October 9, 2016
Part of the Sunday Sermons series, preached at a Sunday Morning service

We have a fish tank. I bought it years ago for Meghan . Of course we took it down when we moved here. But earlier this year we set it up again and got some fish. And of course we got fish food to feed the fish. The type we got was in pellet form. Meghan was worried because some of the smaller fish kept taking it into their mouths and spitting it out. She was worried that they wouldn’t get anything to eat and would die. I thought “That is ridiculous. If the fish can’t swallow them right when we put them in the tank they could wait till the pellets softened awhile on the bottom of the tank. If they fish were so foolish as to not eat them then they deserved to die.” Well Meghan was right. The bigger fish did just fine, they could swallow the hearty pellets, but the smaller fish couldn’t and for whatever reason they refused to eat the food that was on the bottom of the tank and they did die. They would move it around with their noses and then leave it as if they were saying I’m not eating mushy food and they died. Funny with fish. Not with people.
After I studied this text, I felt rebuked and thought of those events. I didn’t feel rebuked for my fish keeping skills but because I have had the same kind of cavalier attitude I showed those fish, toward people at times. Haven’t we all? (rest of sermon is on sermon page)

Tags: , first principles of the oracles of God, hebrews, need milk and not solid food, patient

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Hebrews 5:12-14

12For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat. 13For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe. 14But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil. (KJV)

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