Growth; A Key to Victory
12th NOVEMBER 2020
Now I say that the heir, as long as he is a child, does not differ at all from a slave, though he is master of all, [Galatians 4:1 NKJV]
Our inheritance in God through Christ is immeasurable. The victory we receive because we are sons of God is inconceivable. Yet, we often struggle to access these treasures. Where lies the problem? The heir, though he is master of all, does not differ at all from a slave, as long as he is a child.
Our verse for today throws light on why we may have struggles in our quest to claim that which is ours. Our Christian walk is a progressive one. That means we should see growth in all sectors of our lives as we continue to follow Christ. Anything that is in God and has His life, grows and bears fruit.
A popular song we sang as children, tells us some of the necessary elements of growing; “read your bible, pray every day if you want to grow.” Coming to the saving knowledge of Jesus’ sacrifice is not the end of the journey; rather it is the beginning of it. Until we pay attention to our growth in Him, though there are several victories we have in Him, we may fail to access them.
We must be intentional about growing in God, otherwise, we cannot fully enjoy our benefits as sons of God.
We cannot live in the full consciousness of our victory if we remain as babies in the Lord. It’s time to stop drinking milk and to start chewing the meat. “… as long as he is a child, does not differ at all from a slave,” this what the Bible says (It is very alarming when you get to understand it.) A slave has no share in the Father’s property, he/she has no name and for that matter, no inheritance.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the gift of salvation. Help me to pay attention to grow in You. Amen.
Further Reading: Galatians 4:7
Bible In One Year: Genesis [28–31]