How to be perfect?
Matthew 5:48 NLT
But you are to be perfect, even as your Father in heaven is perfect.
Be perfect in your walk with Christ.
The measurements for being perfect can be easily had.
This is the second part of perfection Jesus came to give to us.
The first was we were made perfect through or by the blood of Jesus.
We could never achieve perfection under the law.
The Law should us our imperfections and not many or any could ever achieve it.
Even the great men of the bible and even those God called righteous by faith or men after His own heart could not keep the commandments.
By accepting Christ we became as he is
The second type perfection Jesus wants us to embrace is
Doing the will of the Father
Be a doer of the word and not just a hearing only.
Keep the commandments.
Love your neighbor as yourself.
Be like Jesus and have his mind
Meaning; to think as He thought
Daily keep your body unto subjection.
Give it as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable unto God.
For examples of walking in perfection Paul charges and gives the purpose of the Scripture for living a life that leads to perfection by the Word of God.
2 Timothy 3:16-17 NKJB
All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.
Walking by faith is important also to being perfect.
Without it you cannot please God.
Live a life that is pleasing to God
This will keep you in perfect standing with Jesus.
Do as He did
Walk as He walked
Pray as He prayed
Say as He said
In doing so you shall receive the promise.
Know this that it was not by any doing of yours that made you perfect.
Accept for you coming to the knowledge of faith by hearing the word.
It made you to believe on Jesus and you received him who is perfect.
None of your works made you perfect.
It’s in doing works you show the gift of perfection given unto you.
Don’t look at this as the world sees the word perfect.
But, by the blood of the last sacrifice all men has this option
To be made perfect through Jesus Christ.
This is a free gift
So after you have accepted the free gift of perfection
Go forth and be perfect
As your Father in Heaven is perfect
Reach for it, because it can be obtained.
Philippians 3:12 NLT
I don’t mean to say that I have already achieved these things or that I have already reached perfection. But I press on to possess that perfection for which Christ Jesus first possessed me.
When God said to do this it sounds like a command.
It sounds like you are well able to obtain it.
It sounds like in order to walk this life out the way would we need to be perfect.
But, again not by the world’s way, but God’s way which is made easy for all men to achieve.
If you should struggle and fall on your way, remember we have God’s grace of sufficiency for forgiveness of sins.
Repent, get up and start again.
Finally, my brethren don’t let the fear of the word perfection keep you from receiving Gods best for your life in walking closely with Him.
Note: This is not physical perfection, its spiritual walk of perfection.
Ref: Hebrews 3:10, 5:9, 6:1, 7:19, 9:8-10, 10:1, 10:14, 11:39-40,
I Peter 5:10; Phil 3:12; James 1:4; II Corinthians 12:9;
Colossians 3:14; I Corinthians 10:13
Read all of Paul letters to Timothy.
Psalms for Life: “The Pocket Guide to Successful Living In Christ Jesus”