Scripture tells (James 1: 22-24 NIV) us:
Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.
Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like a man who looks at his face in a mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like.
This scripture captures what I feel is the highest level of spiritual growth.
I covered Walking in the Spirit, and the three lower levels of spiritual growth, in a recent post.
- Those who reach it, and can remain there, walk by faith.
What other qualities and traits characterize the most spiritually-mature Christians?
- They are doers of God’s word, not just hearers of his word.
- They strive to embody the traits of Jesus Christ in all aspects of their life.
- Those who reach this stage see the way, go the way, and fully grasp the greatness of God – whose voice they hear well.
- They shun the ‘sight walking’ they used to do; they shun sin.
- They worship, praise, and pray regularly; they read and study the Bible – and live it’s scriptures.