The proper measure of our spiritual condition is the quality of our lives, which is measured by such attributes as lowliness, gentleness, and longsuffering (Ephesians 4:2). “Bearing with one another in love” (v.2) is a good indication that we are moving toward God’s goal for us: “the measure of … the fullness of Christ” (v.13).
Our spiritual maturity
Is measured by the quality
Of attributes that others see
Produced in us by Christ.
Our love for God can be measured by our love for others.