Mother birds feed their young by chewing, swallowing, carrying, then regurgitating the food into the mouths of their babies. That may work fine for baby birds, but if Christians want to mature, we have to learn to feed ourselves. Many church-goers only get one spiritual meal a week. They are like baby birds; sitting, waiting for the pastor to feed them what he has already chewed up and digested. While I will never outgrow my need for spiritual food to be served by a pastor or teacher, I must be able to provide nourishment for myself if I wish to grow.
We must spend personal time in the Bible daily. Otherwise, we’re just baby birds waiting on recycled nourishment.