Front Porch Friday: 4 Marks of Spiritual Maturity

Laurie Cole POSTED BY Laurie Cole

I was reading Hebrews 5 the other day and boom! Verses 11-12 stopped me in my tracks. See for yourself:

“Concerning [Melchizedek] we have much to say, and it is hard to explain, since you have become dull of hearing. For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you have need again for someone to teach you.”  Hebrews 5:11-12 NASB

Make no mistake, precious sister, Heb. 5:11-12 is an indictment on immature-by-choice Christians.

But spiritual maturity is also a choice. It happens when we choose to “press on to maturity” (Heb. 6:1). Have you made that choice? And if so, how can you tell if/when you’re mature?

On today’s Front Porch Friday, we’ll take a little closer look at Hebrews 5 and discover four marks of spiritual maturity. So, click play and I’ll see you on the porch!


P. S. It’s so good to be back on the porch! I’ve missed you! I had a busy and blissful January (the blissful part is my new granddaughter, Aubrey — I am smitten). January also brought wonderful news about my mother (thanks to all of you who have been praying for her since her surgery). Her oncologist determined that she does not need follow-up chemo or radiation. This, of course, was and is an enormous blessing to her, my dad, and to all of our family. And on behalf of all of them, I want to thank you for your intercession, encouragement, and support. I love you, sisters!

Laurie Cole is the President of Priority Ministries and the author of six Bible studies for women: There is a Season, The Temple, Beauty by The Book, Beauty by The Book for Teens, Warrior Princess, and Are You a Disciple? A frequent speaker at women's events, find out how to invite Laurie to speak at your event.

3 comments on “Front Porch Friday: 4 Marks of Spiritual Maturity

    ecdedavis@frontier.com' Debra says:

    Hi Laurie! So glad to hear the good report on your Mother. 🙂

    You wouldn’t believe it but as I was driving my son to work today, I was talking to the lord about Hebrews, specifically about those early days when the Lord broke my heart over the very verse you were teaching on! I was a young wife and mother and needed to be taught those first things. The Lord did grow me, thankfully. But I was asking Him about two people in my life who have not shown any fruit, and my sadness at that. This verse helps me understand I need to let it go. We all make choices, and I can’t make someone want to grow, they have to have that eagerness. But, this gives me something to pray for them. Thank you dear sis, your words of Wisdom from the word are such a blessing in my life. love you, and blessings to your Mother & Dad.

    debsue22@aol.com' Debbie says:

    So glad your back with us. Thank you for the lesson from Hebrews, loved it. Praise God!
    your sister,

    debbie@owenstransport.com' Debbie says:

    Have begun my new walk through the Bible this year. I started with Mark, (short biography of Jesus), onto Acts, (growth of Christianity & spreading the Good News all over the world), to Romans, (letters of Paul) & have just gone straight on to Jude, (warning against false prophets). Everywhere & throughout what I see & hear is “hold on, be strong, love one another, stay focused, time is short.” LOVE ONE ANOTHER❣✝️.
    I may skip Revelations, (went through it when Pastor John Massagee was there-amazing & enlightening), & then want to go over to the characters…Joshua, Ruth, Ezra, Job, Hosea, Gideon……we have the majority of these books in our DVD collection for the kids, animated versions but I want straight from the Word version for myself. The older our grands get the deeper they go looking for interpretations ect. Like you said, “making real application & not just having head knowledge”.
    Glad you’re back on the porch, getting a jump on spring in His Word.
    And so very glad to hear the news about your mom & little blessing, Audrey.
    In His Love,

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