1 John 2:13 (NKJV) I write to you, fathers, Because you have known Him who is from the beginning. I write to you, young men, Because you have overcome the wicked one. I write to you, little children, Because you have known the Father.
Here in this verse fathers are those believers who have known the Lord Jesus Christ for many years and have grown and developed spiritually, and are living in fellowship with God. The young men are those who are not as spiritually matured as the fathers, but they have learned how to overcome the enemy by the shed blood of Christ. They have learned how to live for God. The little children are those who are spiritually immature. They have accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as their Savior. They know that they are children of God, but that is all they know and that is all they want to know. And it is sad to say, that many believers fall into this category. They are the ones who gossip, spread rumors, stab other believers in the back, tear people down, and live in sin. Although they may be old physically and may have been a Christian for many years, they are still spiritually immature because they have not grown and developed spiritually. My friends, the Christian life is a growth, as Peter said, “grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ” (2 Peter 3:18 NKJV). This is essential for spiritual growth and development. My friends, if you are a child of God then you ought to grow spiritually.
God Bless and have a great day in God’s Word.