Two people sit under the same sound Bible teaching. One grows in spiritual maturity, but one does not. Why is this? Alistair Begg explains that proper reception of the Word is necessary for spiritual prosperity. Anger, moral filth, and prevalent evil can hinder our response to the Word. In comparison, hunger for the Word and humility create fertile soil for growth. We should consider areas in our life that hinder our own response and be ruthless in ridding ourselves of them.