Day 3: Hebrews 5:11-6:3

Read: Hebrews 5:11-6:3 again.

Think: 

  • Verse 11’s statement that the readers “no longer try to understand” translates a phrase that means something like “lazy hearers” in the original language. What does the phrase suggest about the spiritual state of the readers? Were they really immature or is it more accurate to say that they are spiritually regressing?
  • If the original readers of Hebrews were spiritually mature believers who were regressing spiritually, why do you think the author suggests that they are spiritual infants?
  • Have you had times in your Christian life where you have regressed spiritually? If so, what happened in those times? What caused things to change so that you started growing in Christ again?