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Monday, May 2, 2011

Grow Continually

Grow Continually

 

Colossians 1:9-10

God’s Word encourages us to strive for perfection by growing into complete maturity of Godliness in mind and character, having integrity, as our heavenly Father is perfect (see Matthew 5:48).

 

Paul said that even though he had not attained the ideal of perfection, he pressed on to grasp and make his own that for which Christ had laid hold of him (see Philippians 3:12). We, too, should press toward maturity and integrity today.

 

Repent and Move On

 

1 John 1:9

It is important to be sincerely sorry if we do something wrong, but it doesn’t help anybody for us to openly mourn over everything that is wrong with us. We will never mature in our faith if we stay angry at ourselves.

 

We are to repent of our sin, receive forgiveness of it, and then forget it. We must not drag memories of our old behavior around with us all the time. Sooner or later we have to let go and say, “Well I made a mistake because I am just an old cracked pot.” Then we must let God’s light shine through the holes in our surface.

 

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