“…to a mature man, to the measure of the stature which belongs to the fullness of Christ” (Ephesians 4:13).
Not only does Paul state the goal — maturity — he sets before us the embodiment of our goal — Jesus. He is the only standard by which we measure our lives. He walked as every man should walk. He loved as every man should love. He trusted God as every man should trust God. He modeled complete maturity. Though ours is incomplete, it is His to which we aspire.