Him we preach, warning every man and teaching every man in all wisdom, that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus.
The apostle Paul states a profound insight into our role as believers in Christ: helping others mature in their faith. This verse challenges us to reflect on our actions and consider what we are doing to assist others on their spiritual journey.
The foundation of helping others mature in their faith is simply proclaiming Jesus Christ. Our words and actions should consistently point to Him as the source of salvation, hope, and transformation. We share the Good News of Christ’s love and sacrifice. Do your words and actions point others to Jesus and help establish their foundation of faith?
Paul emphasizes in this verse two essential aspects of helping others grow in faith: warning and teaching. We have a responsibility not only to share the Gospel but also to guide and instruct others in all wisdom. This includes providing counsel, offering encouragement, and helping them navigate the challenges of the Christian journey.
Our ultimate goal is to present every person “perfect in Christ Jesus.” This doesn’t mean flawless perfection but rather maturity and completeness in their relationship with Christ. We aim to help others grow spiritually, becoming more like Jesus in character and faith.
What are you doing to help your family, neighbors and friends mature in their faith? Reflect on your interactions and whether you are actively preaching Christ, warning, and teaching in wisdom.
Lord, thank You for the privilege of sharing the Gospel and helping others grow in faith. Help me to be diligent in proclaiming Christ, offering both warning and teaching. Help my efforts contribute to presenting every person mature in Christ Jesus. In Jesus’ name, amen.
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