Thereafter, the process of conformity to Christ, described as God's good goal for His children, called progressive sanctification, is the life- long journey on the road to spiritual maturity. Looking at 2 Timothy 3:15-17, we can see this process as the bridge (verse 16) between salvation (verse 15)and stable maturity (verse 17).
Understanding that the God breathed Scriptures are profitable for doctrine and reproof, we are able to LEARN God's ways. Thereafter, as the Scriptures reprove, we have opportunity to CHANGE the direction of our thoughts and actions in repentance. Only then are we able to follow the instruction in righteousness to GROW that is provided there, as we restructure our personal habit patterns so that we walk in the Spirit.
What a blessing to know that victory is available through Christ! (
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