2 Peter 1:1-11
Over the next few weeks, we would like to set aside our ongoing study in 1 Corinthians and take a very practical look at the foundations of spiritual maturity, as defined by the Scriptures.
We can subdivide the matter of spiritual maturity into three levels, which we will define as godly character, godly desire, and godly decision. By and large, the decisions of life that we regularly make, otherwise known as the fruit of our lives, are a reflection of our most fundamental core values. At times people do make superficially correct decisions, for momentary, superficial reasons; but these decisions are not truly grounded in the core of a person or representative of who they are. However, the vast majority of the decisions of our lives are made from an ideological framework that may or may not have very little to do with the Scriptures.
So today we are talking today about restoring the foundations of godly living in our lives: rebuilding the godly character of an individual from the ground up. For a person to be truly godly, they must be godly in their soul- the very depths of their being.