“And I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual people but as to carnal, as to babes in Christ.” (1 Corinthians 3:1)
How sad that many of our churches have to remain spiritual incubators because God’s children refuse to grow up! Can you imagine having to constantly deal with your grown children as adolescents? Nevertheless oft times that is exactly what our Heavenly Father has to do with us.
I have known Christians who, instead of being ten or twenty years old in the Lord, do no more than repeat their first year over and over again. They are saved. They have put their faith and trust in Christ, but they have never grown in His grace and knowledge. They never mature, never grow, and never acquire any level of spiritual maturity. They are spiritually retarded.
Let us remember that being born again is the beginning of salvation, not the end. We are to never stop growing. May the Lord be able to speak to us as spiritual people not as carnal, as babes in Christ.