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Spiritual Growth Produces Usability

Just as we anticipate physical growth when a baby is first born, God looks at our lives with a similar spiritual expectation. Our seasons of growth should steadily continue to please Him. This is why the Bible says, “Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” (2 Peter 3:18) and “…let us press on to maturity…” (Hebrews 6:1) It’s spiritually healthy to desire a deeper faith, and it’s spiritually unhealthy to be satisfied with remaining as we are.

The Bible calls us to ever-increasing usability, purity, and holiness: “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is— His good, pleasing and perfect will.” (Romans 12:2) 1 Peter 1:15&16 says, “But just as He who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; for it is written: “Be holy, because I am holy.’”

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