Thursday, July 14, 2016


Heb. 6:1 So let us stop going over the basics of Christianity again and again. Let us go on instead and become mature in our understanding. Surely we don’t need to start all over again with the importance of turning away from evil deeds and placing our faith in God.

How much do you know about the deeper things of faith? Are you knowledgeable about how to live a holy life? Do you know how to distinguish between truth and error? Are you knowledgeable about God’s history with man and His future plans for him? Are you keenly aware of what God calls sin and the consequences we face if we do sin against Him? Do you know enough about holiness to make you want to live in it? Are you able to handle whatever comes your way because you are well-grounded in the Word of God?

There is a great lack of maturity in the thinking of God’s children. There is a sad contentment with the minimal understanding of the Christian life. There is so much emphasis placed on salvation and little placed on growth in faith. Discipleship is not a priority in most Christians' lives. We put all our energy on evangelism and neglect the nurturing of the faith of those who are saved. Quantity trumps quality. We shy away from the training of the soul in righteousness.

It is not God’s will for you. God wants you to go deeper in grace. He wants you to grow in your ability to put into practice holiness of life. He wants to teach you greater truths and increase your understanding of His ways. He wants to make you into an effective servant. He wants to equip you so that you can be of help to others. He has much better plans for you than the elementary things of the faith. He has great blessings in store for you that are reserved for those with pure hearts before Him. God longs for you to become a victor over sin and not a victim to it.

Surround yourself with those who can help you on this journey of faith. Get close to those who will challenge you and inspire you to greater faith. Don’t settle for less when God wants you to have more.

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