How would an unbiased judge likely categorize you – as mature or as immature? One way to decide for yourself is to look at what you spend your life on. The mature person gives his or her life to things of value; the immature to follies. Today’s devotional will help you think this through. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
I Corinthians 16:13-141 Corinthians 16:13-14 (ESV)
13 Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. 14 Let all that you do be done in love.
I Corinthians 16:13-14
“I believe that there are many professing Christians who are spending their lives in drawing up buckets full of nothing, because they let them down into dry wells. They have nothing particular to do, and they do it very diligently; but they do nothing else. They spend their years, from the beginning of January to the end of December, like a tale that is told. Now, instead of acting thus, the man who leads the true life, the heroic life, the real life, makes everything sublime, and his prayer is that his eyes may be turned away from beholding frivolities. We have put away childish things, for Christ hath made us men. We cannot be decoyed again into the kindergarten, to learn those ‘beggarly elements of the world’ that are only fit for tiny children.”
[Charles Haddon Spurgeon, The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit XLIII, (London: Passmore and Alabaster, 1897), p. 278-279]