2 Peter 1:5; Ephesians 4:15; Colossians 1:10; Colossians 2:19; 1 Peter 2:2

For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith iwith virtue,1 and virtue jwith knowledge,

15 Rather, yspeaking the truth in love, we are to zgrow up in every way into him who is athe head, into Christ,

10 so as vto walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, wfully pleasing to him: xbearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God;

19 and rnot sholding fast to the Head, from whom the whole body, nourished and knit together through its joints and ligaments, grows with a growth that is from God.

kLike newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual lmilk, that by it you may grow up into salvation