11 We have much to say about this, but it is hard to make it clear to you because you no longer try to understand. 12 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! 13 Anyone who lives on milk, being still an infant, is not acquainted with the teaching about righteousness. 14 But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil.
It’s amazing that it can sometimes be a struggle to read the Bible once a day. However, we eat 3 meals a day to maintain our physical lives. What would happen if we fed our spiritual lives by reading the Bible 3 times a day? If reading your Bible once a day is a struggle, set a higher standard for yourself. Try reading it 3 times a day and you will find reading it once a day is not so hard. I once confessed to a friend that I was really struggling to read the Bible. He told me not to be so hard on myself. I used to find comfort in “not being so hard on myself.” Today I strongly disagree with my friends advice. You should be hard on yourself! Have you ever started exercising only to find out how hard it is? Especially in the beginning. Stop treating your spiritual life with the attitude that it should be easy! Vince Lombardy, a wise coach for the Greenbay Packers used to say “no pain, no gain”. So it is with our physical lives and our spiritual lives. Hold yourself to a higher standard. Remember that it will get easier but it will always be difficult. This is how we grow and mature. Christ went to the cross and died for you so that you may have life in Him. It is up to you how much you want your new life to grow.