Strong and Weak Tea; Strong  and Weak Christians

(From Biblical Preaching)

Consider the difference between a strong and weak cup of tea. The same ingredients, water and tea, are used for both. The difference? The strong tea results from the tea-leaf’s immersion in the water longer, allowing the water to get into the tea-leaves and the tea into the water. The longer the steeping process, the stronger the cup of tea.

In the same manner, the length of time Christians spend in God’s Word determines how deeply they get into it and how it gets into them. Just like the tea, the longer Christians are in the Word, the stronger they become.