We surrender our lives to God, and He give us an “earnest,” a portion of His Spirit. And His Spirit of truth begins to reveal more and more truth to us, creating in our spirit a stockpile of truth—spiritual food, as it were, to feed others. In fact, at times our storehouses overflow, and we want to give it all away to any and all who will listen. Many times we give every bit of truth we have accumulated to whomever is in earshot.
I am speaking of my experience in God several decades ago. God puts His love in our hearts, and we want to tell everyone the truths being revealed to us. And we do this without asking ourselves this question: What does this person need to hear?
Christ does tell us to feed His lambs and sheep. But what truths should we share with the little lambs? “Feed me with the food that is needful for me” is the measuring rod that will help us make sure we are choosing the right thing for the hearer’s growth (Prov. 30: 8 ESV). Should we give a baby beef steak? Should we give strong meat that is hard to digest to “babes in Christ”? No. We should consider the needs of the hearers.
Which portion of the truth should we give? We are to give that portion that will meet their need. When we are fishing for men, we should use the bait that they are able and willing to bite.
Some portions of the truth will drive away the very ones we are trying to win. Christ warns us to not offend one of the little ones that believe in Him.
So how do we know what truths to share? We look at our examples in the scriptures and see what truths they shared. Peter gives us the short answer for new hearers: “Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord.” And after repentance, have faith in God that He is returning to earth to establish His kingdom (Acts 3: 19-21). The message? Repentance from sin and have faith in God.
“And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread and in prayers” (Acts 2: 42-43). Repentance and faith are the first two of the apostles’ doctrine. All seven of them are found in Hebrews 6: 1-2. These seven teachings of Christ are the “milk of the word.” This milk of the word is what the little lambs of God need.
My latest book, The Apostles’ Doctrine, shares details of these seven teachings of Christ. His doctrine is the necessary bread from heaven for His people to spiritually grow into men and women of God. They are the “first principles of the oracles of God” (Heb. 5: 10-14). Paul wanted to share more about Melchisedec, but it was not what his readers needed. They needed the milk of the word, the apostles’ doctrine, the teachings of Christ, so Paul met their need. Kenneth Wayne Hancock
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