“Meditation applieth, meditation healeth, meditation instructeth.” –Ezekiel Culverwell.
Spiritual growth is intended to be part of the Christian life of believers. Peter exhorts believers to grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ (2 Pet. 3:18). The Heidelberg Catechism says that true Christians are members of Christ by faith and partake in His anointing. By Christ’s power they are raised up to a new life and have the Holy Spirit given to them as an earnest; by the Spirit’s power they seek the things which are above (Col. 3:1). Spiritual growth is only to be expected, since it is impossible that those, who are implanted into Christ by a true faith, should not bring forth fruits of thankfulness.
The article is by Joel R. Beeke, president and professor of systematic theology and homiletics at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary. He is also a pastor of the Heritage Netherlands Reformed Congregation, Grand Rapids, Michigan.
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