We are no longer to be children.
Then, what are we to be?
We are to grow up.
True believers are to continue to grow in righteousness and holiness….in the truth.
As a result, we are no longer to be children, tossed here and there by waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by craftiness in deceitful scheming;
but speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into Him who is the head, even Christ,
from whom the whole body, being fitted and held together by what every joint supplies, according to the proper working of each individual part, causes the growth of the body for the building up of itself in love.
We are to grow up in all aspects into Him.
We are to know all aspects.
We are to grow into all aspects.
We must encourage, exhort, implore one another to do so.
Speaking the truth in love.
It is from Christ that the organism of Christ, the whole body is…
How does Christ do this?
The proper working of each individual part.
Every joint supplies a need.
Every part of the Body is important.
Such causes the growth of the Body.
The Body builds itself up in love by the proper functioning of the parts.
For the most part, the current Body of Christ is dysfunctional, functioning in the pattern and strategies of man rather than by the Word of the Lord.
We must repent.
We must live as He as designed.
All other ways will fail…and fail…and fail.