What does Christian progress look like? Who is to say someone is moving forward? What are the signs of spiritual progress?
23 But I am hard-pressed from both directions, having the desire to depart and be with Christ, for that is very much better; 24 yet to remain on in the flesh is more necessary for your sake. 25 Convinced of this, I know that I will remain and continue with you all for your progress and joy [a]in the faith, 26 so that your proud confidence in me may abound in Christ Jesus through my coming to you again.