Wisdom's Corner
Do Not Stay a Toddler

We all were babies at one point in our lives. But over a few years we went from being a baby to being a toddler and then to being a young child. We did not want to stay in any of those stages of life. We want to grow up. We want to be a grown person.

The toddler years are a time of great learning. The toddler is very curious and wants to get into everything. The toddler is also getting the ability to stand on his own. His legs are very shaky and he at first can only stand for a few moments. Then he is able to take a few steps on his own. And eventually he will be able to walk around on his own. But he is very unstable. The slightest push from someone and he falls down. And sometimes he just loses his balance and falls down.

The spiritual life is like the toddler in some ways. At first he may be very curious. He gets into anything and everything. He does this because he does not know what he should not get into. The grown up Christian has learned what he should not get into. The grown up Christian knows what is right according to God's law, the Bible, and only gets into those things which are right.

The grown up Christian also is stable on his feet. He does not easily fall down. Hebrews 6:19 states, "Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil." The word "sure" means "will not totter." If we are mature Christians we will not easily fall down. We will be steady on our spiritual feet.

Keep studying your Bible. Grow in your knowledge of how God wants you to live. If any of this is hard to understand, get an adult to help you. Until next time, keep getting God's wisdom.

Mark McWhorter

Copyright 1999

Published by The Old Paths Bible School