Time to Grow Up

1 Corinthians 13:11 “When I was a child, I used to speak like a child, think like a child, reason like a child; when I became a man, I did away with childish things.” – Paul the apostle of Jesus Christ

Speak, think, reason…like a child.

How do children speak, think, reason?

Children believe everything they are told by authorities.

Children echo what they hear.

Children do not know how to spot hypocrisy.

Paul said, when I became a man (mature), I did away with childish things.

What things?

Speaking, thinking, reasoning like a child.

Paul also said, “I am jealous for you with a godly jealousy; for I betrothed you to one husband, so that to Christ I might present you as a pure virgin. But I am afraid that, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, your minds will be led astray from the simplicity and purity of devotion to Christ.” (2 Corinthians 11:2-3)

A husband according to Paul in Ephesians 5 is the head of the church, the head is where our thoughts come from. When we are connected to Christ as our head, we speak, think, reason like the mature, not being deceived by other ”heads” that try to lead us astray.

Age does not determine whether you are childish in your thinking, reasoning or speaking, how you think, how you reason and what you say reveals whether you are a child or mature.

I am concerned by the many things I am hearing from “believers”. There is a level of childishness in thinking that is due to biblical illiteracy and spiritual complancey. The head people are listening to is science not God and it is creating a divide in the church. The head of the Church is Christ not science nor the governments of man. But only the mature can hear that and speak, think, reason like a mature person.

We as the church are long overdue to put away our childish ways. Everything we have encountered in 2020 has revealed things to us, God already saw in us, but we could not see in ourselves. It is high time to cast down our idols of science, religion, money, self and any other idol that we are obeying, for those idols are keeping you childish and God is inviting you to grow up, stand up and lift up your head to where your help comes from, for your help comes from the Lord, not what some talking head is trying to convince you of. Speak, think, reason like a mature person. At least that is what the apostle Paul would say if he was here.

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