Excellent point, Bob. Your words apply on so many levels. Consider John 3:12:
Originally Posted by Bob May
If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you heavenly things? John 3:12In other words, how can one believe spiritual truths if he has an unbelieving heart towards physical truths? Also consider 1 John 4:20:
If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen? 1 John 4:20In other words, how can a man possibly love the supreme spiritual being if he doesn't have enough love in his heart to even love physical beings who are made in his image?
We must be faithful with what we have been given before we are given more. How can a man run a marathon except he condition his physical body? Likewise, how can a man know all things of God except he condition his spiritual body? Growth is through faith, faith is through hearing, and hearing is through receiving the word of God. As you well know, people can listen, but not hear.
btw, italicized quoted scriptures would make your most excellent comments much easier to read. (I hope I said that in a nice way )