It is only natural that one would want to grow and develop.
Some develop faster than others. There are many reasons why: (environment, personal goals, associations, etc.)
The Christian too, must be a well developed person.
Today, let's look at the life of Jesus and see four areas that are NECESSITIES FOR DEVELOPMENT.
WISDOM - (Mental - INTELLECTUAL)
SOPHIA - the practical ability to sense and understand life in all relations and situations.
Used as the skill of a helmsman, a technique whereby one can guide one's way
through the perils of life to the desired goal.
How do I attain wisdom?
Gift of God - James 1:5
Joseph - Gen. 4:16, 37-40
Joshua - Deut. 34:9
Solomon - I Ks. 3:10-12
Job 12:12; 15:7-10; 32:7
Traditions of our fathers - Job 8:8-10
Proverbs 4:11; 9:9-10
Proverbs 13:20 - "...walk with wise..."
Proverbs 29:15 - correction
STATURE - (PHYSICAL MATURITY)
HELIKIA - primarily an age, as a certain length of life as "of age". It has
to do with matters relating to the individual, either his time of life or height.
Maturity is a must:
I Cor. 3:1-3
I Cor. 13:11 - (context)
FAVOR WITH GOD - (SPIRITUAL)
CHARIS - denotes grace in a person, graciousness, subjectivity; a sense of favor
received, thanks. The friendly disposition from which kindly acts proceed,
graciousness, loving kindness, goodwill generally. (favor)
Why did Jesus receive favor?
Sonship - Jno. 3:16; Rom. 8:14-17
Justice - Jno. 2:13-22
Compassion - Matt. 9:35-38
Mercy - Jno. 8:1-11
Friendship - Jno. 15:12-17
Good self-image - Lk. 4:16-30 - knew who He was and why he was here.