Either God is our entire life or He’s not a part of us at all. If we are in Him, we will desire Him: desire to know Him, desire to serve Him, desire to worship Him. We will hunger for more of Him. We will long to grow in Him. We will live our lives in a manner that shows forth His wisdom.
If you find yourself in a season of longing, I have the perfect book for you. It’s small, it’s a quick read but the wisdom contained within is timeless and priceless. Five Things Every Christian Needs to Grow by Dr. R. C. Sproul is one of those rare books that gently takes us by the hand and beckons us to follow. If you choose to do so, you will be led to the pathway at the end of which spiritual maturity may be found.
Christians need the Word of God more than our necessary food and water. We cannot survive without prayer. Our love for our Sovereign Creator and Lord will show itself in daily and corporate worship. Our lives will be marked by service to Him and to others. This will result in both comprehension and application of stewardship. These are the issues dealt with in this book. These are the parts and pieces of spiritual maturity.
This is not the deepest work Dr. Sproul has done nor is it the longest; nonetheless it is vitally important. A child that does not grow shows that deep down inside something is desperately wrong; it is the same in a Christian’s life. A man who has professed faith but whose life does not evidence the grace of God and growth in His truth has never passed from darkness into light. The reverse is also true: one who has passed over and is living anew will grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ and his life will show it. If you have questions about the necessity of this growth or what is required in order to grow, get this book and your questions will be answered.
I received a pdf copy of this book from Reformation Trust Publishing for purposes of review. Once my review is posted, I will be sent a copy of the book itself. I was not required to give a positive review simply an honest and fair one.
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