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  • Israel Ekundayo

GROW UP, NOT "JUMP UP"

*WISDOM FOR TODAY.*


*GROW UP, NOT "JUMP UP"!*


*Scripture Treasure.*

1 Cor 8:2 *And if any man think that he knoweth any thing, he knoweth nothing yet as he ought to know.*


*Insight and Highlight.*

You are to grow up, not jump up.


*Scripture Commentaries.*

In those days as litte children, when heights are measured, some flippantly jump up, some tip toed, some stand on objects in order to measure up.

The same attitudes often happens in the spiritual where many people, instead of growing up they "jump up or tip toe".

These are people who wished they could grow up but are not growing up.

They wished they could be tall and strong in faith but are not. They wished good things spiritually but they do not work or pray towards. They resort to strength or other methods which cannot work.

They are wishful thinkers whose wishes are unattainable.

Paul warns us saying there are people who

think they know something but they do not yet know as they ought to know.

Knowledge is from God, so also wisdom, understanding, Psalm 139:6, James 1:5.

In raising intellectuals and sound people who will become transformative in our societies, dignity, integrity, reputations are earned through knowledge attained from education.

If you wish to know what you do not yet know, if you wish to grow, the following could help:

Develop a willing mind to love God, 2 Cor 8:12, study God's word and be deeply rooted, 2 Tim 2:15, Col 2:7

Cooperate with God concerning what you want to be, 1 Cor 3:9.

Avoid distraction, 2 Tim 2:4. Avoid company of bad people, Psalm 1, 1 Cor 15:33. Do not compare yourself with another, 2 Cor 10:12

The list is inexhaustive.

Do you wish to grow?

Do not strive unlawfully. It is not by power but by trust and diligence service in the Lord, it will be attainable.


*Call to Word action.*

2 Pet 3:18  *But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.*


*Call to Word action.*

Gal 6:4-5 *For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself.*

*But let every man prove his own work, and then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another.*


*The Christian clarion duty.*

2 Pet 1: 5-10 *And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge;*

*And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness;*

*And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity.*

*For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.*

*But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins.*

*Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall:*


*Prayer*

Help me to grow and as l grow let me grow unto perfection, in Jesus name.


Good morning all and have a blessed day today.


God bless you.

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