Experimental conformity to the image of Christ
"As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the Word — that you may grow thereby" 1 Peter 2:2
It behooves each one of us to honestly and diligently examine himself, so as to discover whether or not we are growing in grace.
We are not to be content with an increase of mere head-knowledge of Scripture. What we need to be most concerned about is our practical growth — our experimental conformity to the image of Christ.
One point at which we may test ourselves is: "Does my reading and study of God's Word make me less worldly?"
"But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be glory both now and forever! Amen." 2 Peter 3:18