“He is the one we proclaim, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone fully mature in Christ.”
The ongoing admonishing and teaching is purposeful, to present the believer as ‘fully mature in Christ’. Others Bible versions translate fully mature as perfect, complete.
But the question remains, what would fully mature, perfect and complete look like? Paul gives us insight in:
“For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son…”
True Discipleship is ongoing and continues for a lifetime as men and women are conformed through a relational model of teaching & admonishing with the end goal of ‘being like Jesus’.
Reflection: This is why He is the one we proclaim, so we become like Him – Jesus!