About a week ago I did a few posts on sanctification and trees. Came across another gem relating sanctification to sunlight.
“But the path of the righteous
is like the light of dawn,
which shines brighter and brighter
until full day.”
As the righteous man goes through life, his life progressively shines brighter and brighter, as the day grows to the full heat of afternoon. To stay in perpetual dawn is not natural, doesn’t happen in nature nor in spiritual growth.
Being a baby your whole life is weird. If a grown man came into your house crying and wearing a diaper you’d be scared out of your mind. So to should we be repulsed by those who have “been in the faith” for years and years and yet have made no progress.
The apostle Paul says we should keep pressing forward. He was not content with his growth and wanted to know Christ more, to have fellowship even with His sufferings, that he would know resurrection power.
Most of us are content to have gotten out of hell, so we stop, tip-toe through some tulips and chill. Might show a fault with the initial understanding of saving faith; might just show you’re lazy. Either way: GROW.