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Word of the Week: Maturity


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

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The Measure of Our Maturity

Sometime ago I read a devotional piece by the minister and writer Bill Crowder.  He told about going to the Hallmark store to get a birthday card and came across one that read, “You are only young once, but you can be immature forever!”

I suppose if you are a fan of Peter Pan there is something attractive about never growing up.  But hopefully most Christians know that perpetual immaturity is not only inappropriate, but unacceptable.  Paul encourages us to mature through these words to the Ephesians. Continue reading


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