Good morning Church family
If I was to ask you what is the goal for all of us as disciples of Christ what would you say? As we have been focusing on wisdom, what is the eventual outcome of attaining wisdom? Hebrews 5:11-14 says “Concerning him (Jesus) we have much to say, and it is hard to explain, since you have become dull of hearing. For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you have need again for someone to teach you the elementary 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 not accustomed to the word of righteousness, for he is an infant. But solid food is for the mature, who because of practice have their senses trained to discern good and evil.”
The answer to both questions is maturity as Christians. Jesus didn’t die on the cross to leave us where we are at, He wants us to continue to grow in His likeness, not only because it is good for us but because it is essential for His Kingdom. If we are to fight for His Kingdom, we need to be mature enough to counsel others and lead them to Jesus. When battles arise we need to know how to best to fight. My aim as your Pastor is to equip us all to stand before Jesus when the time comes and for Him to be pleased with us.