“And now I commend you to God and the Word of His grace, which is able to build you up and to give you the inheritance among all those who are sanctified.” -Acts 20:32
The Word of God encourages us that the will of God for us is no longer a mystery. The Lord desires for us to know great things of the Kingdom and His plans for our lives.
In knowing His purposes we grow in maturity a.k.a perfection that we so long for. This process of growth in maturity has a higher goal or better said it encompasses greater spiritual territory that we can ever imagine, because it involves, includes others.
When we got saved we immediately got the gifts of the Spirit (He comes to dwell and He brings everything with Him), but the position and the function in the church are given based upon trust and certain requirement as the apostle Paul describes it in one of his letters: “Moreover it is required of stewards that they are found faithful.” (1 Corinthians 4:2)
Even Paul himself says that first God proved his faithfulness before appointing him to be an apostle. Why? Well. it wasn’t just for Paul’s sake (protecting him from arrogance and pride) but also for the sake of the others.
You see, salvation is built individually but it has its effect corporately.
When one leads a congregation then that is his responsibility how he does that, but the others aren’t excluded from that. They have the responsibility not to point fingers at the mistakes by judging and condemning, but to encourage and offer support by submitting to the vision.
Condemnation comes when one is led by the flesh, yet for those who are led by the Spirit they themselves are free from any condemnation and therefore do not pass on judgement.
That is why the purpose of the Word of God is to reveal the seriousness of the great power of salvation and in doing so to bring us to a place of building us up so we can do that for others.