KOALAS remind me a lot of teenagers; KOALAS are most often called KOALA Bears but they aren’t “Bears” at all; they are marsupials meaning they are born immature; sound familiar. If you consider the eucalyptus trees they live in their “rooms” like a teenagers, they rarely leave them. During the day they sleep sometimes upward of 18 hours, they stay up at night and eat…a lot…and they are even known to store snacks for later consumption. To me, that sounds exactly like most teenagers.
Aside from the eerily similar qualities shared with teens KOALAS have some interesting characteristics.
KOALAS subsist almost entirely on eucalyptus leaves. They receive their nourishment and usually all the moisture/water they need from the leaves. As Spiritually Mature Christians, we should subsist on the Word of God. As we ingest the bible we receive nourishment from the words contained inside.
KOALAS are picky and since they receive almost all their sustenance from eucalyptus leaves they only eat the most nutritious leaves. During their nightly meal, KOALAS often eat close to 2 ½ pounds of leaves. As Spiritually Mature Christians, we must study God’s Word continually and make it a part of our character, also we must study to be vigilant so that we are not mislead by false teaching.
KOALAS utilize a special digestive track that is long for its size and contains enzymes to help breakdown eucalyptus leaves, which are both tough and poisonous. Spiritually Mature Christians utilize the Holy Spirit to help them breakdown the Word of God to help nourish their spiritual lives.