Maturity is a natural part of life. We assume infants will grow up to become adults. We expect acorns to mature into oak trees. We assume that apple seeds will grow trees that bear fruit. We expect everything that has life to mature. Without growth children never grow up to be adults and disciples never grow up and mature to become like Christ. Maturity is a big deal. And if growth doesn’t happen something is wrong.
In the New Testament ‘grow up‘ (maturity) means end or goal. It communicates the fulfillment of the original purpose. The end game. The fruit. The product. For us the goal of being a Christ follower is clear; each believer “maturing” to the place of Christ-likeness.
“we will in all things grow up into him who is the Head, that is, Christ.” (Reference?)
Join in as we strive to learn what it means to “grow up!”