Maturity sounds very boring like paying your bills on time or doing chores instead of goofing around. But, when we’re talking about spiritual maturity, it’s more like knowing the difference between truth and lies so you don’t get scammed by Satan. We must immerse ourselves in God’s Word and biblical teaching that we trust. Then it is much easier to recognize any deviation from the truth. The goal is to be so much like Christ – loving others and helping others grow – that we become like the parts of a healthy body, everyone in sync and able to achieve amazing feats through God’s power.
Questions for further thought:
1. What new ideas are being taught by the world that don’t align with the truth in scripture?
2. How can you “speak the truth in love” so that you don’t alienate people, yet aren’t advocating lies?
Challenge: Make spiritual maturity a priority in your life. Set aside time to study the bible and discuss what you learn with other believers.
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