Strive for peace with everyone, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord. Hebrews 12:14. Spiritual growth is measured organically not mechanically. That is to say, spiritual growth is measured by our relationships not just by our activities. Show me a man who reads his Bible every day, attends church, and prays, but cannot seem to live in peace with others, and I will show you a man who is not actually growing spiritually. He is not being transformed into Christ’s holiness.