Contemporary English Version (CEV)
As we grow, we change.
Our kids don't eat baby food forever -- as they mature, they're ready to be challenged by new foods, to try new things and see how they are developing.
As Christians, we grow as well. We don't receive messages meant for children forever. As we grow, we are challenged by Scripture and forced to concentrate on what God is saying to us, because as the undercurrent of his love never changes, the delivery does. As we grow there will be tough challenges that make us reconsider what we know about how our life relates to God. Children might not be able to handle a tough message, but we should be able to. Our faith should strengthen and grow, and so we move beyond the simple into the complex, all the while remembering the foundation that is built in the early days of our faith.
How do you let yourself be challenged?