Immaturity levels in adults are rising, apparently. Thank you, devolution. Though I can’t say this is wholly surprising. One needs to spend mere moments on websites where a large amount of people–adults included–gather to see the prevalance of immaturity. MySpace comes to mind, and the often childlike comments of Slashdot are part of the reason I no longer subscribe there anymore. Upon phpBB.com’s decision to enforce intelligent, mature discussion in their General Discussion forum (formerly a fairly carefree Chit Chat forum), the frequency of posts of any kind (new topics or replies) has noticeably dropped.
Whatever happened to what was spoken about in 1 Corinthians 13:11, which says, “When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things”?
It is an interesting theory. What is so hard about maturity? And in what ways can I be more mature. I can think of quite a few actually.
To be mature is to be ripe or perfect, refined by time and experience. It is noticeable that it is the word of God which is capable of making am an fully perfect, fully mature, fully capable of all good works (2 Timothy 3:16,17). But in what position is the word of God held in today’s society?