30 Important Bible Verses About Maturity

1 Corinthians 14:20 – Be Childish in Evil, But Mature in Your Thinking

“Brethren, do not be children in your thinking; yet in evil be infants, but in your thinking be mature.”

Ephesians 4:13 – Attain to the Unity of the Faith and of the Knowledge of the Son of God, to Maturity

“Until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, to the measure of the stature which belongs to the fullness of Christ.”

Colossians 1:28 – Present Everyone Mature in Christ

“We proclaim Him, admonishing every man and teaching every man with all wisdom, so that we may present every man complete in Christ.”

Hebrews 6:1 – Let Us Press On to Maturity

“Therefore leaving the elementary teaching about the Christ, let us press on to maturity, not laying again a foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God.”

1 Corinthians 3:1-2 – I Could Not Speak to You as Spiritual, but as Fleshly, as to Infants in Christ

“And I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual men, but as to men of flesh, as to infants in Christ. I gave you milk to drink, not solid food; for you were not yet able to receive it. Indeed, even now you are not yet able.”

Proverbs 14:29 – A Patient Man Has Great Understanding

“Whoever is patient has great understanding, but one who is quick-tempered displays folly.”

Proverbs 19:11 – Good Sense Makes One Slow to Anger

“Good sense makes one slow to anger, and it is his glory to overlook an offense.”

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Proverbs 16:32 – Better a Patient Man Than a Warrior

“Better a patient man than a warrior, a man who controls his temper than one who takes a city.”

Proverbs 17:27 – A Man of Understanding is of a Cool Spirit

“Whoever restrains his words has knowledge, and he who has a cool spirit is a man of understanding.”

Proverbs 20:3 – It is an Honor for a Man to Keep Aloof from Strife

“It is an honor for a man to keep aloof from strife, but every fool will be quarreling.”

Proverbs 21:23 – Whoever Keeps His Mouth and His Tongue Keeps Himself Out of Trouble

“Whoever keeps his mouth and his tongue keeps himself out of trouble.”

Proverbs 29:11 – A Fool Gives Full Vent to His Spirit, but a Wise Man Quietly Holds It Back

“A fool gives full vent to his spirit, but a wise man quietly holds it back.”

Ecclesiastes 7:9 – Be Not Quick in Your Spirit to Become Angry

“Be not quick in your spirit to become angry, for anger lodges in the bosom of fools.”

Matthew 5:9 – Blessed are the Peacemakers

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.”

Matthew 5:22 – Do Not Be Angry Without Cause

“But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment; whoever insults his brother will be liable to the council; and whoever says, ‘You fool!’ will be liable to the hell of fire.”

Matthew 5:39 – Do Not Resist the One Who is Evil

“But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also.”

Galatians 5:22-23 – The Fruit of the Spirit is Patience

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.”

James 1:19-20 – Be Slow to Speak and Slow to Anger

“Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God.”

Proverbs 15:18 – A Hot-Tempered Man Stirs Up Strife

“A hot-tempered man stirs up strife, but he who is slow to anger quiets contention.”

Proverbs 14:17 – A Man of Quick Temper Acts Foolishly

“A man of quick temper acts foolishly, and a man of evil devices is hated.”

Proverbs 16:18 – Pride Goes Before Destruction

“Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.”

Proverbs 11:2 – When Pride Comes, Then Comes Disgrace

“When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with the humble is wisdom.”

Proverbs 13:10 – Only by Pride Comes Dispute

“By insolence comes nothing but strife, but with those who take advice is wisdom.”

Matthew 13:23 – The Seed Falling on Good Soil

“But the seed falling on good soil refers to someone who hears the word and understands it. This is the one who produces a crop, yielding a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown.”

Acts 20:32 – Build You Up and Give You an Inheritance

“And now I commend you to God and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up and to give you the inheritance among all those who are sanctified.”

1 Peter 2:2 – Desire the Pure Milk of the Word

“Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation.”

2 Peter 3:18 – Grow in the Grace and Knowledge of Our Lord

“But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever! Amen.”

1 Timothy 4:15 – Practice these things, Immerse Yourself in Them

“Practice these things, immerse yourself in them, so that all may see your progress.”

Hebrews 5:14 – Solid Food is for the Mature

“But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil.”

2 Corinthians 13:11 – Aim for Restoration, Comfort One Another, Agree with One Another

“Finally, brothers, rejoice. Aim for restoration, comfort one another, agree with one another, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you.”

Romans 12:2 – Be Transformed by the Renewing of Your Mind

“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.”

Hebrews 12:1-2 – Run with Endurance the Race That is Set Before Us

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.”

Psalm 119:105 – Your Word is a Lamp to My Feet and a Light to My Path

“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.”

2 Peter 1:5-8 – Add Self-Control to Your Knowledge

“For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love. For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

1 Timothy 4:12 – Set an Example in Speech, Conduct, Love, Faith, and Purity

“Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.”

2 Timothy 3:16-17 – All Scripture is Breathed Out by God

“All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.”

Galatians 6:9 – Let Us Not Grow Weary of Doing Good

“And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.”

John 15:5 – Apart from Me, You Can Do Nothing

“I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.”

Colossians 3:16 – Let the Word of Christ Dwell in You Richly

“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.”

Philippians 1:6 – He Who Began a Good Work in You will Bring It to Completion

“And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.”

James 3:2 – We All Stumble in Many Ways

“For we all stumble in many ways. And if anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle his whole body.”

Hebrews 10:24-25 – Stir Up One Another to Love and Good Works

“And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.”

1 Peter 5:5 – Clothe Yourselves, All of You, with Humility

“Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for ‘God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.'”

Colossians 2:6-7 – Walk in Christ, Rooted and Built Up in Him

“Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.”

Matthew 11:28-30 – Take My Yoke Upon You and Learn from Me

“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

Proverbs 12:18 – There is One Whose Rash Words are Like Sword Thrusts

“There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.”

Proverbs 15:1 – A Soft Answer Turns Away Wrath

“A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.”

Proverbs 25:15 – With Patience a Ruler May Be Persuaded

“With patience a ruler may be persuaded, and a soft tongue will break a bone.”

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