Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Daily Devotion: Maturity

Bible Reading: James 1:1-17

Key Verse: Verse 4 –  But let patience have her   perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.”

Key Words: that ye may be perfect

The word perfect means complete.  It carries the idea of being spiritually mature.

Have you ever considered the character traits of a mature person?  Let me give you a few.

· Maturity is the ability to control anger and settle differences without violence or destruction.

· Maturity is patience.  It is the willingness to pass up immediate pleasure in favor of the long-term gain.

· Maturity is perseverance, the ability to sweat out a project or a situation in spite of heavy opposition and discouraging setbacks.

· Maturity is the capacity to face unpleasantness and frustration, discomfort and defeat, without complaint or collapse.

· Maturity is humility.  It is being big enough to say “I was wrong.”  And, when right, the mature person need not experience the satisfaction of saying, “I told you so.”

· Maturity is the ability to make a decision and stand by it.  The immature spend their lives exploring endless possibilities; then they do nothing.

· Maturity means dependability, keeping one’s word, coming through in a crisis.  The immature are masters of alibi.  They are disorganized.  Their lives are a maze of broken promises, former friends, unfinished business, and good intentions that somehow never materialize.

· Maturity is the ability to stick with a job until it is finished.

· Maturity is the ability to do a job, meeting all deadlines without being supervised.

· Maturity is the ability to carry money without spending it.

So, do you have maturity?  I trust it is well and growing.  

What to do:
✞ Desire to be spiritually mature, and ask God to help you achieve this as you study His Word.

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