Every day as I travel to work, I pass an apple orchard. This time of year the apple trees are starting to blossom. When I look at the trees, I think about the fall time when I will be able to pick apples and make apple pies.
I can look at the apple trees and think about the apples that will grow. But I can’t make the apples appear any faster. God has a plan for things that grow on the earth. It takes time for the apples to form and grow.
In the same way, our Christian growth takes time, too. We must be patient as we live every day for Jesus. Paul reminds us in our verses today that if we want to grow in Jesus, we need to stay away from false teachings and things that can draw us away from God.
God will be with you today as you study His Word and grow in Jesus!