We have much to say about this, but it is hard to make it clear to you because you no longer try to understand. In fact, though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you the elementary truths of God’s word all over again. You need milk, not solid food! Anyone who lives on milk, being still an infant, is not acquainted with the teaching about righteousness. But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil. Hebrews 5:11-14
It is kind of a big moment in a child’s life, going from three (or four) wheels to just two…going from the tricycle (or bicycle with training wheels) to a bicycle. “Look Dad, I’m a big girl now!” It is a big deal because it is a big adjustment. It is not just about balance. It is about forward motion. It is an entirely different mindset.
After all, that is the biggest difference between a bike with training wheels and one without…you can sit on a bike with training wheels and not move at all. You can just sit there and be pretty and comfortable and cool, never moving forward, never taking a risk, never changing a thing. But as soon as those training wheels come off, that option (sitting still) is off the table. You see, with the growth from child into maturity, there comes a requirement of constant forward progress, continuous pressing ahead without long stops, without sitting still and being comfortable, and without growing content where you are.
It really is a very different way of being, a totally different philosophy. It is a new mindset, a new frame of reference. Constant forward movement means leaning against the very human tendency …