And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures,
which are able to make thee wise unto salvation
through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
All scripture is given by inspiration of God,
and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof,
for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
2 Timothy 3:15 & 16
But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things,
which is the head, even Christ:
From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted
by that which every joint supplieth,
according to the effectual working in the measure of every part,
maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.
|Spiritual Growth For Christians|
Concerning spiritual growth, different Christians have different ideas and different measurements on this matter. Some Christians think that since they are busy following after the church calendar religiously, they must be growing in the Lord. Some think that since they are keeping new company with church friends and so they are growing. Some think that they have started reading one chapter of the Holy Bible a day, so they must be growing. Some think that they are now reading Christian books and so this must be evidence of spiritual growth. While all these activities are part of the outward form of growth, spiritual growth in the Lord is quite a different ball game as far as revealed Scriptures are concerned.
This is a brief study to give some biblical examples of spiritual growth of a Christian. The reason and importance of spiritual growth will also be covered. The child of God is encouraged to search the Scriptures to verify for himself whether he is indeed growing in the grace and the knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ according to the Scriptures. May the Lord bless the study of His inspired, inerrant and infallible words!