Are You Mature?

23 02 2012

Well, it depends on what you are talking about.  I can guarantee you, maturity was not something I was (maybe even should say AM) accused of very often.  What can I say, I like to have fun!  (I even laughed out loud because at first glance my title could be mistaken as “Are you MaNure?  Which there could be a good blog post there about being “fertilizer” for the Word of God to grow & spread.  HA HA!  Ok, I know I’m proving my point) But I’m not talking about THAT kind of maturity.  I’m talking about SPIRITUAL maturity.

Spiritual maturity is not about KNOWING more Scripture…It’s about the Scripture KNOWING you!

1 Corinthians 4:20 says For the Kingdom of God is not just a lot of talk; it is living by God’s power.

James 1:22 says But don’t just listen to God’s word. You must do what it says. Otherwise, you are only fooling yourselves.

If merely KNOWING Scripture and STATING doctrine were the marks of a mature believer, Pharisees and even the devil himself would be leading the way in the discipleship process.  The Pharisees knew Scripture backwards and forwards.  The devil could quote more Scripture than we will ever dream of knowing.  In fact, one of the greatest signs of IMMATURITY is knowing more than what you’re currently willing to do!

Spiritual maturity is not seeing the RIGHT things in Scripture, but letting the Scripture help you see the RIGHT things.  (That’ll hunt right there)  It’s about seeing more from the perspective of GOD and what I need to do FOR Him.  It’s about seeing more from the perspective of OTHERS and what I can do FOR God TO them.  It’s not a lot of TALK, but living by God’s POWER!

I’m not saying I got this one figured out.  I just think we need to make sure we’re seeking the right things!

Seeking,

Jeff

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