|Role||Need to be taught||Teacher|
|Means of Growth||Time||Practice|
|Content||Elementary principles||Thngs hard to explain|
|Sensitivity to Spiritual Things||Dull of Hearing||Senses trained|
|Relationship to the Word||Not Accustomed||Accustomed|
Spend some time thinking through these. There is more here for one to find.
One of those needs some explanation, “Means of Growth.” The idea here is that being a Christian for a long time does not mean one grows as a Christian. The writer says that they have been believers long enough that they should be teachers, but they are not. Why? They have not practiced. The practice, or obedience is the means of growth, not time in grade.