Irvin Wasswa

Tylertown Campus Pastor

Hebrews 5:11-14

11 About this we have much to say, and it is hard to explain, since you have become dull of hearing. 12 For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the basic principles of the oracles of God. You need milk, not solid food, 13 for everyone who lives on milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, since he is a child. 14 But solid food is for the mature, for those who have their powers of discernment trained by constant practice to distinguish good from evil.

In the 1980’s the kids retail store Toys R’ Us produced a nationwide commercial which took off in the country. You probably are familiar with the commercial because of the famous jingle that went along with it: 

“I don’t wanna grow up,

I’m a Toys R Us Kid

There’s a Million toys at Toys R’ Us that I can play with”

The commercial promoted the fun of being a child and the need to not be urgent in growing up due to missing out on all the fun of playing games and toys with friends. No need to grow up when you are having fun!

Though the 80s commercial is cute and the jingle to it catchy, the idea of not wanting to grow up should not be the theme for the Christian when it comes to their spiritual life. The writer of Hebrews gets honest with the Christians and their walk with Jesus in Hebrews 5. Many of the Christians were simply content in staying spiritually immature. 

The Word in 2 Peter 3:18 calls for us to grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ. The call for us is to continue to grow in our relationship with the Lord. What does that entail? Our love and devotion for the Lord ought to be growing as we spend time with Him in the Word and in prayer. Our worship of Him ought to be growing as we walk with Him. Our desire to surrender to Him and His plan ought to grow. Hey friend, as a child of God, it is time to grow up. Are you growing in the Lord? If not, what is keeping you from growing up? May we in these days passionately pursue Jesus Christ and grow in Him.