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Maturity

by Norman P. Grubb

May I say thisófor I shall repeat it later onóit comes somewhat into that same category of acts and ways. Itís one thing to experience. Itís another thing to be able to expound your experience and, lead other people into it. Itís one thing for ourselves to see something even in a small way mentally. But to get it experientially is very much something! Itís very much two feet further down, to come from head to heart. It takes a long time to go those two feet sometimes. We love to think itís in the heart when itís only in the head. And even then, it takes a much longer time to have such a clarification of knowledge in the spirit, worked out in experience, tested, tried, proven, so we can both expound to others and lead them into whatís been given to us.

Now thatís what it is to be teachers as Godís Word says in Hebrews 5:12-14. Now when you ought to be teachers beware lest you have to be taught yourselves again, and beware lest you have to be drinking milk when you ought to be eating meat. And he says, ďStrong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.Ē Thatís a strange phrase. It shows how much deeper everything is than we think.

Karuizawa Japan Conference of 1954
Topic: ďGoing on to PerfectionĒ