Spiritual maturity is how conformed our thoughts and actions are to the Spirit.

Hours after Jesus fed the four thousand, his disciples ran out of bread.

Jesus used this as a teachable moment (“beware the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees”).

They didn’t get it.

Then, shortly after, as the story moves on, Jesus poses them a question.

“Who do you think I am?”

Peter answers with the mighty statement: “You are the Christ, the son of the living God” (Matthew 16:15-16).

Now where did that come from? How did Peter nail such a pertinent (and theologically accurate) statement?

Jesus tells us.

Simply, he didn’t. It was a revelation from God.

In all of us, spiritual maturity is the goal. But fortunately, spiritual maturity is not a prerequisite to being used by God.

The prerequisite is, simply, the desire.

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