Growing Through Mistreatment
What is the true measure of spiritual maturity? Many believe maturity is measured either by exuberance in religious activity, freedom in worship, mental apprehension of biblical concepts, or impact on ministry. The most anointed believers in ministry or the most influential in various realms of life are considered to be the most mature. Few consider the quality of their interior life as the measure of passion and maturity. As believers, we must cultivate a tender and responsive heart towards God. The Bible warns of a time in the future when the love of many will grow cold and great pressure on the earth will result in unprecedented levels of suffering and mistreatment.
In this two-part series, Allen Hood shows how responding rightly to mistreatment is the surest path to maturity in this life and rewards in the next. The sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us (Rom. 8:18).
2-Part series by Allen Hood