Preacher: Lionel Letcher | Series: Spiritual Growth 2020 | Romans 8:18
2 Timothy 2:16
T. Austin-Sparks "Sonship is something more than being born again. It represents growth into fulness. It is quite a good thing to be a babe while babyhood lasts, but it is a bad thing to be a babe when that period is past. This is the condition of many Christians. While sonship is inherent in birth, in the New Testament sense sonship is the realisation of the possibilities of birth. It is growth to maturity. So the New Testament has a lot to say about growing up, leaving childhood and attaining unto full stature. With this growth comes the greater fulness of Christ and the abundant wealth unto which we are saved. It is a matter not so much of that from which we are saved, as of that unto which we are saved. The grand climax of the new creation is 'the revealing of the sons of God' (Romans 8:19 ASV)."
During such stages it is easy to think that God has stopped growing and developing us.
We are to rest in the scriptural knowledge that he is our father!
C.A.Coates: "If our hearts are really true to Him we may be assured He will lead us on in the knowledge of Himself just as fast as we are able to advance. He knows how much we can take in, and He does not fail to minister to us the very food that is suitable to our present need. We may sometimes feel inclined to be impatient with ourselves because we do not make more rapid progress, but we have to learn to trust the Lord with our spiritual education. If our eyes are upon Him, and we follow with simple hearts as He leads us, we shall find that He leads us by a right way and brings us through all the exercises we need in order to form our souls in the appreciation of Himself, and of all those blessed things which are brought to pass in Him. We have to trust His love all through, and to learn increasingly to distrust ourselves."
2 Timothy 2:1
2 Thessalonians 3:1-5