Another mark of ‘growing in grace’ is increased holiness of life and conversation.
The man whose soul is ‘growing’ gets more dominion over sin, the world, and the devil every year. He becomes more careful about his temper, his words, and his actions. He is more watchful over his conduct in every relation of life. He strives more to be conformed to the image of Christ in all things, and to follow Him as his example, as well as to trust Him as his Savior. ~ J.C. Ryle