What Is Maturity?
Spiritual maturity is not measured by age or ability but by submission to the Word of God and surrender to the will of God. The Israelites, redeemed by faith, turned from faith to flesh (that is, self-centered living by trusting in human wisdom, human effort, and human strength), and thus, were not permitted to enter in the Land of Promise, or the life of rest. By being unwilling to go on to spiritual maturity, that is, living life by faith in Christ, a believer, today, can forfeit, not their salvation, but the abundant life in Christ.
“We are pleased that TBC is offering a number of Jerry Benjamin’s booklets in the Little Nuggets Series. To quote the author, ‘The writings are intended to introduce sinners to the Savior and to refresh and strengthen the spirits of the saints.’ We strongly recommend that these booklets be in every Christian’s devotional library.” —Ruth Hunt