My grandson, Trey is finally big enough to peddle his John Deer tractor that we got him a couple of Christmases ago. Every time he comes to my house he asks to ride it. Up until yesterday, we had a rope tied to it that we used to pull him with. I think he had more fun when we pulled it. It’s amazing how quickly children grow and learn to do things for themselves. It reminds me that as Christ followers, we should be growing in our strength in Jesus. We should be peddling our own tractor rather than having someone pull it for us. We should now be eating solid food, feeding ourselves, rather than being fed from a bottle. Just like Trey, it’s easier to have someone pull you, you don’t have to think and you don’t have to work for it. As you continue to grow in your relationship with Jesus, someone else feeding you will only serve as confirmation for what you’ve already learned. Feeding yourself is very satisfying and it fills your belly.
for everyone who lives on milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, since he is a child. But solid food is for the mature, for those who have their powers of discernment trained by constant practice to distinguish good from evil. Hebrews 5:13-14