We talked about perseverance the last time we connected. Do you remember? Read that article now.
James 1:4 tells us to allow perseverance to finish its work so that we may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.
What does it mean to be mature?
A mature Christian lives in righteousness. He or she can discern between good and evil (Hebrews 5:14). And when it is all said and done, that individual will humbly say, “I surrender ALL to Jesus.”
Solid food (meat)
A mature person eats the Word of God like it is food, meaning he or she studies the Bible daily and lives in righteousness (holiness).
Hebrews 5:13-14 states, “Anyone who lives on milk, being still an infant, is not acquainted with the teaching about righteousness. But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil.”
New mind and attitude
A mature Christian also reads the Word and allows it to renew his or her mind (Romans 12:2).
Ephesians 4:22 says, “You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.”
Do you see that? If we want to be mature and complete, not lacking anything, we have to live in the Truth (Jesus). And as we continue to persevere in Christ, we will never lack any good thing (Psalm 34:10).
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