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Today's Reading: 1 CORINTHIANS 3:1-9

Spiritual Baby.
And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ (1 Corinthians 3:1)

The division at Corinth stemmed from pride. They try to shake off the stigma of being labeled as "babies", by trying to pursue worldly standards such as knowledge, fame and honor. But at different poles they do not show the attitude of an "adult". They want to tell the world that they are not people who deserve to be underestimated but on the other hand display a childish attitude. They clashed only because of their strengths, just like a child mocking the shortcomings of his friends.

The same situation may occur among believers. Often times we want to show superiority to the world but at the same time we show an attitude of not excelling. We still despise each other, not least to fellow believers. Often there are churches that are not conducive and experience divisions just because one member or group considers themselves superior to other members/groups. Just like children who often glorify their heroes.

If this happens to us we should measure our spirituality. We may feel spiritually mature even though we are still babies. If there is envy and strife it shows that we are still spiritual babies. Paul revealed that those who are spiritually mature will never question the strengths or weaknesses of each other, but consider them fellow servants of God, fellow workers of God to build His kingdom.

OLD IS A REALITY WE NEED TO FACE BUT TO BE AN ADULT IS A CHOICE.

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