Growth

Re:Verse passage – 1 Peter 3:8-17 (day four)

Picture who is writing this passage…Peter.  Who was always the fiery disciple, ready to leap out of the boat before thinking…Peter.  Who was the first to speak up when an opinion was needed…Peter.  Who drew his sword to protect and defend his lord…Peter.  Now, who has matured in his faith and has been chosen by God to be inspired to write His Holy Word…Peter.  The longer Peter served the Lord, the more he grew in his courage, wisdom, and his insight into the heart of God.

Have you ever thought, “I wish I had his bible knowledge” or “I could never witness like he does.”  Christian maturity comes with commitment, preparation, and experience.  As we look back over our lives, we should see a growing relationship.  Our lives should not be the same now as when we first came to know Christ.  Do you see a growth?  A maturity?  Are you wiser, more knowledgeable, more willing to serve now than before? It is the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives.  We cannot remain the same!

Author: Larry Soape

Larry Soape is the Associate Pastor for Median & Senior Adults, and Missions at FBCSA.

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