Sunday, December 13, 2020

Spirtual Maturity


For everyone who partakes only of milk is not accustomed to the word of righteousness, for he is an infant. But solid food is for the mature, who because of practice have their senses trained to discern good and evil
(Heb. 5:13-14)

If you're like me, you may have learned something other than what is called "spiritual discernment" by the Bible.

A doctrine that teaches spiritual discernment was given only to the first-century believers, or perhaps to those a bit later, for the purpose of discerning the writings inspired by God, as opposed to those things that were not inspired by God.

Essentially, what these people are saying is that nobody today can pick up a Bible and discern that it is God-breathed, that the only way we know we have God's word is through tradition.

But enough of that rabbit hole.  Let's just cut to the chase:

Spiritual maturity is not
related to how long you have been a Christian. 

Spiritual maturity is not 
related to how much scripture you have learned for
the purpose of applying it to life at just the right time.

Spiritual maturity
is having your senses trained to discern between good and evil.

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