1 Corinthians 13:11 “When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things”.
Apostle Paul said, “When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child…”(1Corinthians 13:11a) Everything a child does is automatic. There is a format of behaviour which a child simply follows.
You don’t need to teach a child how to behave, he simply follows the pattern. What is the pattern?
The pattern is this; a child speaks, he then understands and then thinks. He acts, then suffers the consequences of his wrong action, then understands why it is wrong and finally stores it in memory, “thinking” that next time he wont do it again.
This “childish” process usually attracts discipline and scolding.
For example, if you tell a child not to touch a naked fire, he wont while you’re there, but immediately you turn away, he will touch the naked flame and it will burn him, he cries, then understands that touching naked fire can be painful, and then his brain tells him not to touch it again. That is the pattern common to the Nepios.
I have met several men who behave like this. They speak or act first then from reactions of people they understand that what they said or how they acted was wrong and then think of what they said as wrong!
These types of men have their brains in their mouth. They speak or act before thinking. You see them say something insultive or wrong after which they try to build up defence rather than even apologize. We all act as Nepios once in a while, but then God wants us permanently as Huios.
How does a Huios behave? We can understand the Huios pattern by simply reversing the order. A matured believer thinks first, understands after meditation, then acts or speaks. Hear this:
To be continued…
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