18 September 2016 Last updated at: 8:01 AM
Devotion: Grow up
1 Corinthians 3 : 1-3 ” But I, brothers, could not address you as spiritual people, but as people of the flesh, as infants in Christ. I fed you with milk, not solid food, for you were not ready for it. And even now you are not yet ready, for you are still of the flesh. For while there is jealousy and strife among you, are you not of the flesh and behaving only in a human way?”
The Spirit of God through Paul says jealousy and strife are among the indicators that the Saints of God are not yet mature in the things of God. If you still feel jealous of someone to an extent that you can not join them to celebrate their success, you have to grow up and be matured. In the same way of you are so argumentative over petty issues and you always love strife or creating divisions especially in the body of Christ, you are also immature.
Get to maturity by studying and meditating on the Word. Study not only basic Christian scriptures but also hard food of the Word to come to maturity(Heb 4:12-14).Make a decision to have a program for the WORD that will lead you to maturity. We grow by the Word. Its our food for growth. Every day feed on the Word because its designed for your spiritual growth.
In addition, the Father would always place you under a certain Man of God to grow you to maturity. These are your guardians and servant managers. Listen and let them take you to maturity. This is why you need to be found at a place where the true Word of God is preached. Word is your source and food for growth.Eph 4:11-13 BBE* “And he gave some as Apostles, and some, prophets; and some, preachers of the good news; and some to give care and teaching; For the training of the saints as servants in the church, for the building up of the body of Christ: Till we all come to the harmony of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to full growth, to the full measure of Christ.”
Thank you Father because of your Word and Servants who lead me to maturity in Christ Jesus till I reach full maturity and become a perfect man. In Jesus Name.Amen
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