What qualities on this list are marks of a true, mature believer?
- Avoid Evil
- Memorize scripture
- Read the Bible daily
- Be faithful to your husband/wife
- Believe every word of Bible is true
- Attend church regularly
- Do good deeds.
Head knowledge about God is a dangerous thing. It can lead us into a false sense of security and keep us from experiencing intimacy with Him. It also leads us to hurting others, as was happening in the Corinthian church.
THE ACTION OF CONVICTION
Is your walk with God a knowledgeable preference or an unchanging conviction? God has called us to live mature lives of convictions so it is demonstrated in the action of our lives. And here is the greatest conviction of all – LOVE! God so loved the world. So we too must love the world and each other.
THE POWER OF LOVE
When people come to the knowledge of Jesus, they are often so enraptured by His love for them that everything is fresh and new. Then as they grow in knowledge they sometimes begin to grow stale. They find themselves just going through the motions. What do we need? We need to return to our First Love. Everything we do needs to be grounded in a living, growing, loving relationship with God.