We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren, as it is fitting, because your faith grows exceedingly, and the love of every one of you all abounds toward each other.
2 Thessalonians 1:3
Recommended Reading – 2 Thessalonians 1:3-10
Are you a child or a grown-up? Don’t answer too quickly. Whatever our age, we’re still growing up in Christ. He isn’t finished with us yet; we can become more mature and effective than we’ve ever been before.
Listen to these verses from the epistles: Grow up in all things into Him who is the head—Christ. Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. As newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby.1
If you’re young, get a head start on maturity by reading and applying God’s Word every day. If you’re at midlife, don’t have a crisis. Rededicate yourself to growing stronger in the last half. If you’ve been around awhile, don’t stop growing. There are still lessons to be learned, wars to be fought, people to be helped, and mountains to be taken. Remember Joshua and Caleb.
Wherever we are in life, it’s crucial to keep growing spiritually. Otherwise we’ll risk spiritual injury or inertia.