Philippians 2:5 KJV | “Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus.”
To grow up in Christ means to cultivate and develop the mind of Christ: To see things like He does and to think like Him. And so far, we’ve learnt that to Him, death on a cross in obedience to God is a lifting up!
When you grow up in Him, and start to think like He does, you too will start to highly value the cross. You will begin to realize the blessedness and glory of laying down your life and suffering for God’s will.
Failure and inability to grow up in Christ will cause you to unintentionally oppose and sabotage God in your life, alienate yourself from His will, and ultimately forfeit your privileges in Him. May God graciously help you!