I don’t know about you, but there were times when I’ve looked at certain people in the faith and wondered how they became that strong in the faith. Like, was their salvation different from mine? But that can’t be further from the truth.
If I could understand that physical things are modelled after spiritual things, then I would also know that there’s the concept of spiritual growth just the way there’s physical growth.
Let’s drive the point home with Scripture:
1Peter 2:2 “As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby”
Hebrews 5:12-14 “12 For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat. 13 For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe. 14 But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil”
1Corinthians 3:1-2 “1 And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ. 2 I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able.”
The same way we can’t be babies forever in the natural, let us also strive for spiritual maturity.
Food for thought:
Acts 10:34-35 “34 Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons: 35 But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him.”
For every level of greatness, there’s a price to pay.