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Understanding and applying the basics of our faith is extremely important. But there comes a time when we need to move beyond the foundations of our faith and begin to build the structure of our intended relationship with God. Verses 1-2 says, Therefore let us leave the elementary teachings about Christ and go on to maturity, not laying again the foundation of repentance from acts that lead to death, and of faith in God, instruction about baptisms, the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment. All these things are extremely important to our faith, but they are just the beginning. We need to move beyond the basics and into deeper relationship and level of obedience in order to fulfill the perfect plan God has for each of our lives.