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Who desires to be mature?

 

It takes time to develop the character qualities of Jesus.  If anyone desires to be mature this is the area to focus on.

 

Colossians 1:28-29
“Him we proclaim, warning every man and teaching every man in all wisdom, that we may present every man mature in Christ. For this I toil, striving with all the energy which he mightily inspires within me.” RSV

John 12:24
“Most assuredly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it produces much grain.” NKJV

1 Timothy 4:7-8
“Do not waste time arguing over godless ideas and old wives' tales. Instead, train yourself to be godly. "Physical training is good, but training for godliness is much better, promising benefits in this life and in the life to come." NLT