Maturing

Salvation is the single most important decision for man to make on the earth. Nothing else compares to it, nothing. Look what God says He’ll do for this life now “Do not be anxious then, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or, ‘What shall we drink?’ or, ‘With what shall we clothe ourselves?’ For all these things the Gentiles eagerly seek; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore do not be anxious for tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Mat 6:31-34.

The Bible contains vital information for living today; guidelines for successful marriages, workplace ethics and attitudes, how to raise children, proper disciplining, responsible education of children, how to handle money, character building, enhancing family relationships, proper governments, principles for helping the poor, how to avoid temptation, how to control desires, the purpose of life and why you and I are here now, and much more. God built us and provided the instruction manual, equipped us with brains to read it, and provides the Holy Spirit to the believer to be able to live a God honoring lifestyle now. The Bible calls these principles to apply to life a maturing process that includes teaching, applying, continuing in spite of circumstances, testing (including persecution), battling temptations, but He promises to help along the way. The issue is if you try to do it alone, for Prov 3:5,6  says “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.”

But it gets even better, here’s what the Scriptures say “Therefore, leaving the elementary teaching about the Christ, let us press on to maturity, not laying again a foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God, of instruction about washings, and laying on of hands, and the resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment.”  Heb 6:1,2. From one point of view what that Scripture just said is elementary teachings would seem pretty heavy duty topics as they alone are deep and hard to understand and grasp to apply, but the God who is infinite in all regards says that there is much more in store for us. I Cor 2:9 “Things which eye has not seen and ear has not heard, and which have not entered the heart of man, all that God has prepared for those who love Him.” There is little room for a picture of believers in Heaven sitting around on floating clouds, there appears a future of exciting blow you mind types of activities in God’s Heaven.