Are you skilled in the word?

Hebrews Bible Background

11.08.2017 – New Testament: Heb 5.13–14

To read the Bible in a year, read Hebrews 5 on November 8, In the year of our Lord 2017

By Don Ruhl

The recipients of the Letter to the Hebrews were second generation Jewish Christians who were thinking about going back to Judaism. However, they had not yet gone all the way with Christianity, as the writer reminded them,

For everyone who partakes only of milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, for he is a babe. But solid food belongs to those who are of full age, that is, those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil (Hebrews 5.13–14). 

They had not yet become skilled as Christians and they were ready to give up. He encouraged them with these words to grow and to exercise their ability to discern good and evil.


  • Are you skilled in the word?
  • If not, why not?

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