A Prayer for Maturity

Scripture Verses

Philippians 1:9-11


Pray that we may lead a life that pleases God by our actions and our attitude; a life that glorifies God in all we do.

Philippians 1:9

  • And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment;
    • Love – The basis out of which everything grows
    • Abound – An exceeding measure above the ordinary
    • Knowledge – The key to its source
    • Judgment – Discernment, depth of insight, the ability to decide between what’s right and wrong

Philippians 1:10 

  • That ye may approve things that are excellent;
    • Excellent – The highest standard
    • Approve – Determine if something is right or true
  • That ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ;
    • Sincere – Tested by the sunlight, without wax
    • Without offense – Blameless

Philippians 1:11

  • Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God.
    • Fruits of Righteousness
      • Galatians 5:22, 23, Fruit of the Spirit
      • Romans 6:22, Fruit of holiness
      • Colossians 1:10, Fruit of good works
      • Hebrews 13:15, Fruit of praise
      • John 15:5, 8, Abide in Him
      • Philippians 3:9 – Not my Righteousness
    • Glory of God – 1 Corinthians 10:31