1 Thessalonians 4:1 KJV
Furthermore then we beseech you, brethren, and exhort you by the Lord Jesus, that as ye have received of us how ye ought to walk and to please God, so ye would abound more and more.
1 Thessalonians 4:10 KJV
And indeed ye do it toward all the brethren which are in all
but we beseech you, brethren, that ye increase more and more; Macedonia
This chapter uses the phrase "more and more" two times. It is obvious then that the Christian life is not to be considered a stagnant one, but an ever growing one. Paul wasn't in Thessalonica long but he was there long enough to have taught them those commands that are most basic to faith. From there, he told them they should simply grow more and more.
How we practice the faith is a relatively easy thing.
- We take what we have been taught and we grow with it
- We do what we have been taught to do and
- We do it better and
- We do it more
As we practice our faith we will learn more doctrine and more truth. We will discover more application of Biblical teaching. We simply add that to those things we grow in.
The Christian life is not to be a shallow knowledge of a few doctrines but an ever more intimate knowledge of all those things that God has prepared for us.
It is a lifelong pursuit of spiritual perfection.