“The righteous man will flourish like the palm tree, he will grow like a cedar in Lebanon” (Psalm 92:12).
The veracity of one’s faith isn’t proved out by the disciplines we practice—reading the bible, praying, and attending church. There are a great many that have done these very things, even for decades, but then put down their cross; no longer walk the narrow path, and choose instead to abide with those crowding the wide path that leads to destruction. Biblical faith trends upward; it is evident in what one is becoming. Spiritual disciplines are understood as a means to an end; not an end in and of themselves. Only when the disciplines are understood in this light will faith flourish. Otherwise, these become nothing more than religious practices that soon fade out with boredom.