We often speak about ‘growing in grace and knowledge of the Lord’ or what it means to be ‘spiritually mature. ‘There are Bible verses that equate our time in the kingdom of God as being analogous to the way a baby grows up into a mature adult, and even into old age:
This is the opening verse of Psalm 84. Unlike the majority of the Psalms that are attributed to the pen of King David, this Psalm was penned by the sons of Korah. In various Old Testament passages, the Korahites or the Korahite families are counted like the other Levitical families.
In 1976, a very intelligent and dedicated man, Francis Schaeffer, wrote a book entitled How Should We then Live?: The Rise and Decline of Western Thought and Culture. It began in Switzerland in 1955 when Francis and Edith Schaeffer decided in faith to open their home to be a place where people might find satisfying answers to their questions and practical demonstration of Christian care.
After the Messiah’s arrest, the Sanhedrin brought Him before the Roman prefect (governor) of Judea, Pontius Pilate. The reason that they did this was twofold. First, for a public execution, the Jewish authorities were required by the laws of Rome to ask their occupiers to pass judgment and carry out the death sentence.
“For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse.” Romans 1:18-20 KJV