When a baby is born, everyone around that child expects to see that child grow from one stage to the other. As a matter of fact, it becomes a great concern when such growth is not seen in the child.
In the same way our Heavenly Father wants us the keep growing in Him. From the moment we first know and accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior, we have the ability to grow and advance in the knowledge of God. That is the Father’s desire and should be ours too.
You’ll find below some scriptures regarding on our spiritual growth and well-being in Christ Jesus.
1. But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ: – Ephesians 4:15
2. And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding,so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God. – Colossians 1:9-10 (ESV)
3. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. – Matthew 6:33
4. Like newborn babies, long for the pure milk of the word, so that by it you may grow in respect to salvation, – 1 Peter 2:2 (NASB)
5. When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things. – 1 Corinthians 13:11
6. Devote yourselves to prayer, keeping alert in it with an attitude of thanksgiving;- Colossians 4:2 (NASB)
7. You have been believers so long now that you ought to be teaching others. Instead, you need someone to teach you again the basic things about God’s word. You are like babies who need milk and cannot eat solid food. For someone who lives on milk is still an infant and doesn’t know how to do what is right. Solid food is for those who are mature, who through training have the skill to recognize the difference between right and wrong. – Hebrews 5:12-14 (NLT)
8. So let us stop going over the basic teachings about Christ again and again. Let us go on instead and become mature in our understanding. Surely we don’t need to start again with the fundamental importance of repenting from evil deeds and placing our faith in God. – Hebrews 6:1 (NLT)
9. And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns. – Philippians 1:6 (NLT)
10. Brethren, I count not myself yet to have apprehended: but one thing I do, forgetting the things which are behind, and stretching forward to the things which are before,
I press on toward the goal unto the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. – Philippians 3: 13-14
11. But we speak wisdom among them that are mature: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nothing: – 1 Corinthians 2:6
12. Brothers, do not be children in your thinking. Be infants in evil, but in your thinking be mature. – 1 Corinthians 14:20 (ESV)
***All scriptures, except otherwise stated, are quoted from the King James Bible
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