1 Corinthians 3:1-4
Spiritual Infancy is good – in a way. It means I’m a child of God. To stay that way, though, is not good.
Our babies and kids are cute most of the time but we wouldn’t want them to stay that way forever. We want them grow and mature.
Paul introduces a pretty simple test here about whether I’m a spiritual infant and controlled by my sinful nature – am I “jealous” and do I “quarrel”. ie – What is my response when things don’t go my way? Do I whinge and complain? How do react when I’m in the wrong? Do I man up and say sorry or do I argue my case? When God doesn’t do what I want Him to do, do I throw a tantrum and let my faith crumble? Or do I get to my knees in prayer, seek him with all I’ve got, praise Him for what he has done and cling to his promises above all else?
Its time to grow up.
Lord, please remind me that when I want to react badly and whinge that it’s time to grow up and trust you. Amen
Written by Boudy van Noppen