WE CAN BE PERFECT
*WISDOM FOR TODAY.*
*WE CAN BE PERFECT.*
Matthew 5:48 *Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.*
*Insight and Highlight.*
We can not attain what God wants us to be without attaining perfection before Him.
God wants us to be perfect. If not, He would not command that we be perfect.
There are some scriptures that speak of such command. They are Gen 6:9, 17:1, Deut 18:13.
2 Cor 7:1 talks about how we can be made perfect: *Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.*
Let no one deceive you that it is impossible for you to be perfect.
These are some of the scriptures they may give that could make you think being perfect is impossible.
First, we live in an imperfect world, so perfection eludes us, and there is no way we could be made perfect.
Second, we are limited as human beings, forgetting that by His grace in us, we can achieve what God wants us to be.
Third, Ps 12:2 says, *"Everyone lies to his neighbor they flatter with their lips but harbor deception in their hearts.*
Fourth, Rom 3:10 *As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:*
Fifth, 1 John 1:8 *If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.*
There are many others that point to scriptures that point to our sinfulness, but they must never be interpreted to mean we can not be made perfect.
Remember this scripture among many others that point to our redemption from sin and God's power to make us perfect before Him.
In Rom 5:1, the Apostle Paul talks about "being justified."This is the principle of justification. He says, *"Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:*
It is the peace that comes to us after having received Christ. Justification says that "we live now as if we had never sinned before."
This further tells the believer that though he lives in a sinful world, he is no more like them, and if he can maintain his new life as a newly born, he can fulfill all in Christ that will make him perfect.
Remember, we have to work on ourselves to cooperate with His divine plan.
The word of 1 John 1:8 that says *'If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.* is not to encourage us to believe we can not live above sin. It is simply telling us we are all exposed to the propensity to sin, and we will be sinners if we sell ourselves to it.
Furthermore, since we do not know what may constitute defiance to God as the ultimate judge of who is perfect, it is best to humble ourselves, asking for any way we have sinned against Him.
God has not created anybody to the point of not needing Him.
To stand before God as most righteous is to disrespect God, Luke 18:11
God is so perfect that as anything could constitute sin before Him, so also anything could be most righteous before Him, Jam 1:20.
This is the best explanation as to why you should heed to confessing and asking for forgiveness before Him when called to do so.
It is one of the signs of perfection before the Lord.
Be not deceived. You can live to please God!
Lev 20:7 *Sanctify yourselves therefore, and be ye holy: for I am the LORD your God.*
*Call to Word action.*
John 15:19 *If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.*
*The Christian clarion duty.*
Romans 12:2 *And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.*
Lord, help and make me perfect as l walk before you, in Jesus name.
Good morning all, and have a blessed day.
God bless you.