As a teacher and in my own life as a Christian, I regularly wonder how high the bar of spiritual expectations ought to be set. Given the constant battles with sin, the world, and Satan, how much should we expect to mature as Christians? There are many schools of thought within Christianity. Some focus on the great gains which should be made like the “higher life” approaches of Keswick, etc. Others like a godly man I respect say all growth seems like a spiritual cul-de-sac.
I do not have an easy answer to this important and challenging issue. Much ink has been spilled in books and will continue to be spilled until Jesus comes back.
What do you think?