“I Won’t Grow Up”

I remember Peter Pan singing, “I won’t grow up, I don’t want to go to school. Just to learn to be a parrot, And recite a silly rule. If growing up means It would be beneath my dignity to climb a tree, I’ll never grow up, never grow up, never grow up. Not me!!

I won’t grow up, I don’t want to wear a tie. And a serious expression In the middle of July. And if it means I must prepare To shoulder burdens with a worried air, I’ll never grow up, never grow up, never grow up Not me.”

Matthew 18:1-4 1. In that hour, the disciples drew near to Jesus, saying, “Whom do you consider to be greater in the kingdom of heaven?” 2. And Jesus, calling to himself a little child, placed him in their midst. 3. And he said: “Amen I say to you, unless you change and become like little children, you shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. 4. Therefore, whoever will have humbled himself like this little child, such a one is greater in the kingdom of heaven.

Jesus did not say, “Don’t grow up. Don’t mature.” He said that we are to become humble like children. A child is humble because he recognizes how powerless he is. We are to recognize our true powerlessness and who is the true source of power.

The author of the Letter to the Hebrews has this to say about immature Christians, “Our message about him is great, and difficult to explain when speaking, because you have been made feeble when listening. 12. For even though it is the time when you ought to be teachers, you are still lacking, so that you must be taught the things that are the basic elements of the Word of God, and so you have been made like those who are in need of milk, and not of solid food. 13. For anyone who is still feeding on milk is still unskillful in the Word of Justice; for he is like an infant. 14. But solid food is for those who are mature, for those who, by practice, have sharpened their mind, so as to discern good from evil.” (Hebrews 5:11-14 11)


My question for you is, have you sharpened your mind? Have you taken time to study the word of God? Have you applied the truths you have learned? Are you about your Father’s business? Have you grown up?

Prayer
Father, forgive us our immaturity. Grant us wisdom. Grant us strength of conviction to do the tasks that you have for us. Amen.

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  • My NEW sermons blog Armchair Sermons. Sermons posted Sundays 10 AM central time.
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