“When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.”
King James Version (KJV)
13:11 In our present state we are mere infants in point of knowledge, compared to what we shall be hereafter. I put away childish things - Of my own accord, willingly, without trouble.
1Co 13:11 When I was a child. In these verses the change he has declared will take place is illustrated by the change from childhood to manhood. When I became a man. The speech, thoughts and feelings of the child give way to those of the man. So it will be when the church moves on from childhood to full development.