Time to Grow

Re:Verse reading–1 Corinthians 3:1-17 (day five)  Paul’s warning to the believers in Corinth comes because there has been no growth or maturing for a period of time.  His tone in the first two verses was not confrontational but rather factual. “You were not ready.” These are not accusations you would make against brand new Christians. Notice the past tense in his statements in verse 1 and the first part of verse 2. Then, his tone changes. He’s not upset because they started as babes in the faith, but that they did not grow out of it. “Even now you are not yet able.” There was no evidence of growth or progress in their faith. Quite the opposite. What Paul saw and sensed was “the flesh”- jealousy, strife, and boasting in men.

They had time to grow. We have time to grow. The goal of the Christian life is not perfection but progress. Will we make progress and grow to know, act like, and become more like Jesus?  Paul would say, “It’s time to grow!”

Author: Scott Lane

Scott Lane is the Executive Pastor of Ministry at FBCSA.

2 thoughts on “Time to Grow”

  1. Thanks for this reminder to always be intentional about growing in our relationship with God….not just growing in knowledge about Him, but growing more in love with Him daily, and being moldable in His hands. Shaped into the likeness of Christ every day as we allow Him to burn away the sinful, fleshly nature that dulls His glory. Until that final day when we are made complete in Him, no matter how many days we are given, may we be willing to grow.

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