“… Christ in you, the hope of glory. Him we proclaim, warning everyone, and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ. For this, I toil ‘struggling’ with all His energy that He powerfully works within me.” -Colossians 1:27-29
Here, Apostle Paul opens a door to broaden our horizon, so that we can obtain deeper understanding about the purpose of our salvation.
Wisdom has the ability to take us into further realms of the maturity of God. It corrects us and gives us clarity.
The Greek word for maturity is perfection. A perfect person is the one who invests in his character and personality, growing in maturity and completeness in which he has been called .
We are created perfectly by God and because He had a perfect thought and idea about us before the foundations of the world, we are now called into growth in His perfection.
That’s why understanding His grace toward us is so crucial because once we grasp it, it will inevitably lead us to wisdom. And God bestows on us His power and energy that are actually within His dynamis (the life-giving strength). These three assets together make us so active and influential in this world.
One who understands grace will obtain wisdom which will lead to life in abundance. If we want to live long – we need to get wisdom. They (grace and wisdom) are intertwined.
The product of our understanding of grace is actually wisdom, the product of wisdom is maturity, and maturity finds its expression in the stability of our character.
This is obligatory, so to speak because stability takes us to a place of much-desired perfection. In Psalm 62:2 says: ‘He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress…I shall not be shaken.”
Why is that? Because the whole process you read about above, actually opens a way for the stability’s role = I will not be shaken!
This is what our journey on this earth is all about … to be stable because God is!
We oughtn’t be focused on the short-term excitement when someone gets saved (which is by the way absolutely great) but rather him to grow in the stability of his salvation, making the stability his goal and a lifestyle.
The long-term growth in maturity and stability is far more important than the short-term enthusiasm for getting saved.
So, let’s aim toward it, let’s make the stability our lifetime goal, achievement, and journey’s end.