Shout to the LORD all the earth!
Serve the LORD with joy. Come before him with a joyful shout!
Acknowledge that the LORD is God. He made us and we belong to him; we are his people and the sheep of his pasture.
Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise. Thank him and bless his name,
for the LORD is good and his gracious love stands forever. His faithfulness remains from generation to generation.
In Christianity, growth is essential, we grow from grace to grace. We grow from one spiritual level to the other. When you are at the wrong track you still pray that God should bring you back to the right track.
If a child is developing, one change in his life is very crucial as far as the growth of that child is concerned. The child is expected to grow from infancy to adulthood. If the child doesn't walk for two to three years, it means that child has a challenge, but the growth features would be shown.
“Then came to Jesus scribes and Pharisees, which were of Jerusalem, saying, why do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? For they wash not their hands when they eat bread. But he answered and said unto them, why do ye also transgress the commandment of God by your tradition? For God commanded, saying, Honour thy father and mother: and, He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death. But ye say, whosoever shall say to his father or his mother, It is a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me; and honour not his father or his mother, he shall be free. Thus have ye made the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition. Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying, this people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me. But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.”
“Indeed, he drew you away from the brink of distress to a spacious place without constraints, filling your festive table with bountiful food. But now you are occupied with the case of the wicked; but justice and judgment will be served. So that no one entices you with riches, don’t let a large ransom turn you astray. “Will your wealth sustain you when you’re in distress, despite your most powerful efforts? Don’t long for night, when people vanish in their place.”
“The godless at heart cherish anger; they won’t cry out for help when God afflicts them. They die in their youth; and their life will end among temple prostitutes. He’ll deliver the afflicted through their afflictions and open their ears when they are oppressed.”