One with Jesus
Being “in Christ” makes us united with Him in every way. We are heirs, brothers and children with Him. We are perfect in our Father’s eyes, but are we grown up, mature in every way? Of course not all of us are!
We all make mistakes sometime when interacting with others in the world and even with other Christians. Because God redeemed us and made us blameless and has forgiven us forever, we should want even more to be what God intended us to be. There is a passage in Hebrews which talks about people who ought to have grown up.
“of whom we have much to say, and hard to explain, since you have become dull of hearing. For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the first principles of the oracles of God; and you have come to need milk and not solid food. For everyone who partakes only of milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, for he is a babe. But solid food belongs to those who are of full age, that is, those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.”
There are two things that God desires for each of us to do: First, accept His free gift of salvation; then, become a grown-up, mature Christian. As the passage in Hebrews 5:11-14 stated, He doesn’t want us to remain infants all of our lives. Since God was so gracious to give us such a great gift, complete with a matching new identity, let’s make every effort to live a life that is worthy. The term “worthy” means worth something; in this case it means something of value to God!
“I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called, with all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love, endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.”
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