(Part 1) Thinking That Is Meet By: Stan Stringer
Updated: Sep 12, 2018
Even as it is meet for me to think this of you all, because I have you in my heart; inasmuch as both in my bonds, and in the defence and confirmation of the gospel, ye all are partakers of my grace. Philippians 1:7
THINKING THAT IS MEET
In the Garden of Eden, God created Adam, and later created Eve. He said that Eve would be a help meet for him. In other words, she would be a help suitable for him; a completer; one with whom his life could be happier and more meaningful. Since that time, that has been the ideal wish for marriage. From childhood, boys and girls should be trained to one day be independent adults, prepared to properly meet the needs of their future mate. It will have to be an on-purpose program of training boys to be dependable, skilled, and masculine; and for girls to have home-making skills, be creative and ambitious, and feminine. Of course, this is just the basic—a lot more goes into rearing children to be responsible, honorable adults. This kind of thinking is ‘meet’—it just makes common sense.
Paul said concerning the believers at Philippi that it was ‘meet’—it made sense—for him to think that God was busily working out His plan for them individually, and as a church. That is also true with Faith Baptist Church. It just makes sense to think that, if God began something in our lives, we can depend on Him seeing it to completion.
Next time you are in church, look around you at your fellow believers. God began a work in them when He saved them from their sins. At that time they were ‘born again’ into God’s family. Now, they are growing—just like you are growing. Don’t be surprised when they display a bit of immaturity—they’re not full-grown yet. And watch out—you’re not full-grown either. It just makes sense to see one another still somewhere along our path to maturity, but knowing that the Holy Spirit Who lives in us is continuing to make us grow. We can enhance our growing process by proper spiritual nutrition and exercise.