Ephesians 4:14-15 …we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head—Christ…
As Spring approaches I’m reminded that the growing season will soon be upon us. In a short time, seeds will be planted in the fields and gardens in hopes of growing a crop. Growth is simply a part of life. Plants grow, animals grow, children grow…all living things grow. I’ve heard that, “If it’s not growing it’s dying,” and there’s some truth to that. Growth is important.
It’s no different with our spiritual life. If you aren’t growing spiritually, then your faith might be dying. We can’t remain spiritual infants forever. Scripture says we need to stop drinking spiritual milk and sink our teeth into spiritual meat. We need to grow up.
In the verses above Paul implies that spiritual immaturity will result in a Christian who gets tossed around when it comes to doctrinal matters. If you don’t grow spiritually, you’ll be tricked into believing every deceitful lie that comes down the pipe regarding matters of faith. You need to know and understand the truth of Scripture, and you need to know it so well that you can lovingly speak that truth into the lives of other people. In that way, Paul says, you will grow in all things into the image of the one who saved you from your sins, Jesus Christ.
Have a God Filled Week,
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