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Babies Start With Milk

Now accept the one who is weak in faith, but not for the purpose of passing judgment on his opinions. One person has faith that he may eat all things, but he who is weak eats vegetables only. Romans 14:1-2
This morning I took a picture of a caterpillar and thought, “That caterpillar may be slow to us, but to a snail it is fast.” Thinking about it, if you look at the entire body of Christ, you will see some who are more mature than others. There are some who learn at a faster pace and some who learn slower.
The word of God teaches us that there are different levels of faith and that some walk more in the flesh and some more in Spirit, but each person will grow and mature at a rate that they can handle. God will never overload someone so they turn away from the word, but will nurture them with food they can take in.
If you think of it in human terms, you can look at a baby. Babies start off on milk, move to mashed vegetables, and finally to un-mashed vegetables and meat. It is the process of growing up.
What is being taught in this scripture is that we should take time to listen to those who are weak in faith, even though they may be incorrect. Accept each person for who they are in Christ. You should listen with love and give them a scripture to show any errors they made or accept the word they have given and say thank you.
Help them to grow, encourage them and nurture them, and do not become a stumbling block.
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