Ephesians 4:14-16 (JDV)
Ephesians 4:14 Then we will no longer be little children, tossed by the waves and blown around by every wind of teaching, by human cunning with cleverness in the techniques of deceit.
Ephesians 4:15 But speaking the truth in care, let us grow in every way into him who is the head – Christ.
Ephesians 4:16 From him the whole body, fitted and knit together by every supporting ligament, promotes the growth of the body for building up itself in care by the proper achieving energy of each individual part.
Why is Paul picking on kids? I like little children; they are wonderful. But I get what Paul is saying here. Small children can be gullible and easily influenced. Paul had been talking about the ministries which Christ gave “so the devotees could be equipped for achieving ministry.” These missionaries, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers enabled the Ephesian Christians to be strong in the truth of the gospel and to model the care of Christ.
Lord, thank you for sending us maturity builders.