Maturity

Maturity

Today’s Scripture Selection: Hebrews 6:1

“Therefore let us leave the elementary teachings about Christ and go on to maturity….”

Do you remember much about elementary school?

I can remember some things:

  • The names of some favorite teachers
  • The big kid who bullied me on the school bus
  • The milk in little glass jars (I know…that dates me)
  • The reading time I loved
  • The time spent at the chalkboard I hated
  • The pretty girls I wanted to get to know better
  • The disappointment I felt when some of them didn’t want to get to know me better
  • What I learned about life that still serves me well

But I am also very grateful that elementary school came to end, then high school, then college, then graduate school (although I still love learning even in post-graduate school now).

Learning is a lifelong process.  So is faith development.

That’s what I like about this passage of Scripture that encourages us to “leave elementary teachings about Christ and go on to maturity….”

It’s a challenge – but most of all – it’s an invitation

  • To go deeper in relationship
  • To go deeper in appreciation
  • To go deeper in love
  • To go deeper in obedience
  • To go deeper in love

And I trust it will be an ever deepening process eternally.

Life in the school of Christian life is in session.

I hope it never comes to an end.

Prayer: Lord, thank you for calling me into an ever deepening, ever more enlightening relationship with you.  AMEN.

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