SPIRITUAL MATURITY IN CHRIST;
A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh. And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them
The Lord spoke in prophecy through the prophet Ezekiel about this extraordinary blessing for the new creation, long before Jesus came to die for us and give us eternal life. He said, “…I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them.” It brings to mind what the Spirit of God said through the Apostle Paul in Romans 8:14, “For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.” This refers to the “huios” (Greek) of God, the matured sons of God—those who have come to spiritual manhood. In them, the Word of the Lord is fulfilled: God has put His Spirit within them, and will cause them to walk in His statutes, and they shall keep His judgments and do them.
The babe in Christ, that is, the spiritually immature, doesn’t know the “judgments” of God. The “judgments” of God refer to His thinking, His mind concerning people, things or events. There’re certain things in life that you may not readily find scriptures to connect them with in order to ascertain God’s position on such subjects. However, through the Holy Spirit, you’re able to understand and interpret the mind of God on such issues and establish His righteousness. Hebrews 5:14 says, “But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.” The “strong meat” of God’s Word belongs to those who, through the leading and training of the Spirit, have exercised their spiritual senses to discern and walk in the perfect will of God. Your desire should be to glorify Christ in all things, as you establish His righteousness on earth, and fulfil His perfect will for your life. This is spiritual maturity in Christ.