Our son, Kenny, just turned forty. But I can still hear him as a little kid saying, “Daddy! Measure me!” Like most kids he loved to see how much he had grown. We had a post where I measured him and made a mark. It was an objective way to see how much taller he was.
But of course we know that maturity is more than just physical growth. It’s mental maturity. Emotional maturity. Social maturity. Like one sage said, “You are only young once, but you can be immature forever!”
What about Christians? Do we like to be spiritually measured? Our word of the week is “maturity.” Consider Paul’s exhortation as a personal challenge. Continue reading