Sometimes things just strike me funny. Maturity is one of those things. You see the young trying to look “grown up” by their dress, make up, trying to grow beards and moustaches, anything to make them look more mature. Then on the other side you have those who are supposed to be mature trying everything to look younger. There are more advertisements for hair color, hair transplants, wrinkle removers, tummy tucks, chin lifts and an endless list of other products to make you look and feel younger. Now I’m not saying any of these things are bad. It just strikes me
funny. Maturity is an awesome goal, but, what does it really look like?
The Apostle Paul, in Ephesians 4: 2-3,
describes what spiritual maturity looks like. “Be completely humble and gentle; bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.”
Sometimes it helps me to look at what Spiritual Maturity is not. Spiritual immaturity is haughty or arrogant, is overbearing and hateful. Spiritual immaturity is being impatient, demanding, and short or critical with people. Spiritual immaturity causes divisions and strife in the body of Christ.
My prayer for you and me is that we will walk with spiritual maturity in this world that seems to have lost its way. May we demonstrate the strength and confidence of a “Mature” spiritual life.