1 Corinthians 13:11 says” When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways.
Yesterday’s Bible Trivia Question: Who helped Esther to siege the moment to speak to the King concerning the people? Answer is Mordecai.
In the verse there is no specific time at which he put away childish things is alluded to, but he means that “manhood” is a state in which childishness should have become impossible. But when I became a man, I put away childish things; childish talk, childish affections, and childish thoughts and reasonings.
Now since we can’t put an age on maturity let’s just assume that after the age of 24 one should be passed the age of still doing childish things, but sadly enough we have people in their 50’s and 60’s still doing childish things. Is it safe to say that no matter the age if you behave like a child that you are still a child? Oh my gosh, I would hate to say that but, truth be told as we see in scripture if you are still reasoning like a child then you are still a child at the age of 40 (forty) or what ever age you are.
What makes an adult still hold on to childish reasoning? It’s a lack of growth, and something that needs to be seriously looked into. As we grow in Christ we can’t remain babies in Jesus we must grow in maturity and that growth doesn’t come easy, it’s through our heartaches, disappointments and challenges that stretches us beyond ourselves.
What would happen if a new-born infant was never taught how to walk, crawl, potty trained, put on clothes, never learned to talk, never played with other kids? That’s crazy right? Of course because you and I can’t stop growth. Everything that is alive will grow, flowers will grow even if you don’t give it water, why? Because God lets it rain and everything begins to grow.
Same with us we have to grow we can’t remain the same way in our thinking, speaking and reasoning.
Today’s Bible Trivia Question: What did the thief say to Jesus while on the cross?