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“Brethren, do not be children in your thinking; yet in evil be infants, but in your thinking be mature. In the Law it is written, “By men of strange tongues and by the lips of strangers I will speak to this people, and even so they will not listen to Me,” says the Lord” (1 Corinthians 14:20-21).

No matter how you speak, there are those who will not have ears to hear. Do not be childish about things. Worse yet, do not pretend ignorance. We are called to mature in thought, word, and deed. Be firm in your faith and speak from knowledge. Do not back away from the truth you have received, but live in it, grow and mature. In the Lord is all hope. Live in Him fully.

Lord, You know where I need to be matured. Guide me, Lord, in the way of truth that I would live into the life You have given me by grace. Let me not remain content with where I am, but instead lead me into growing maturity that I may not be childish. Keep me from that place where I ignore evil and pretend it does not exist. In all things, help me to see through the temptations of this age.

Lord Jesus, without You, these things would be impossible. With You, all things are possible. Guide me in the way You would have me go that I may now and always look to You as the example. Teach me to listen to Your Spirit that I may grow in understanding. In all things, take me where You know I need to go that I may be faithful in this call You have given me, doing what is pleasing in the Father’s sight. Amen.