Hebrews 5:12-13 NIV
“… You need milk, not solid food! Anyone who lives on milk, being still an infant, is not acquainted with the teaching about righteousness. …”
How long have you believed in Christ?
Have you made any spiritual progress?
How do you judge progress?
Is the Word of God your food?
Do you love God with everything, and love the Word?
Do you crave the spiritual food, daily?
Are you still sipping up the basic principles of the Christian life, or Are you taking in the depths of truth and the deep thinking of God?
Are you mature in your faith?
How much do you know about the righteousness of God?
Is your life displaying love for God and other people?
If your answer is positive for these questions, you need to beware of false righteousness.
If your answer is unsure or in the negative, you must study the Word and seek the indwelling power of the Holy Spirit…
Hebrews 5:14 NIV
“But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil.”
Those who imbibe the solid food, constantly, are taught to distinguish truth from error, and righteousness from evil. The Holy Spirit works in us and we teach ourselves to listen and obey. This is the single attribute in the nature of the Christian. All we think and say comes from this single mindset.