15 All of us, then, who are mature should take such a view of things. And if on some point you think differently, that too God will make clear to you. 16 Only let us live up to what we have already attained.
3:15-16 Sometimes trying to live a perfect Christian life can be so difficult that it leaves us drained and discouraged. We may feel so far from perfect that we think we can never please God with our life. Paul used perfection (3:12) to mean mature or complete, not flawless in every detail. Those who are mature should press on in the Holy Spirit’s power, knowing that Christ will reveal and fill in any discrepancy between what we are and what we should be. Christ’s provision is no excuse for lagging devotion, but it provides relief and assurance for those who feel driven. Tyndale. Life Application Study Bible NIV.
So many times we feel like we don’t know enough or that we are inadequate. But if we are willing to do God’s work, He will show us the way. He will give us the words to say to someone. A person or criteria can't judge our maturity, only God’s will can control our maturity, and our will to do God’s will. This will mature us in God’s work. And the more you do God’s will, the more He will give you the peace, joy, and wisdom to grow in His love.
ON THE WAY HOME WALK WITH JESUS and let your maturity grow every day.
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