Maturity Fit For Christ
"What makes Superman a hero is not that he has power, but that he has the wisdom and the maturity to use the power wisely." - Christopher Reeve
God's plan, as we've learned, is for His leaders to equip the saints for works of service. Then, as everyone plays their part, we're all built up in the knowledge of Jesus until we attain to a unity of faith.
Today we conclude our Equipping the Saints series by reading what Paul goes on to say about measuring up to a maturity fit for Christ.
"...until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, to the measure of the stature which belongs to the fullness of Christ."
This level of maturity is the end game church; a maturity fit for Christ.
You see, unlike Superman Jesus has real power. As the body of Christ, we have access and are tasked with stewarding such power. Understandably then our maturity matters to use such power wisely.
In conclusion, if we fail to employ God's order in Ephesians 4, we short-circuit or at least severely delay God's goal. If pastors continue to do the work for the saints, they cannot grow. If the saint's refuse to do the work themselves, we will not reach unity. If we are not united, we will not grow to maturity. And if we don't grow in maturity, we will continue to be powerless or use our power unwisely.
Let's do this Gods way! What do you say?