Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect. Matthew 5:48 (KJV)
How do we as Christians ascribe to perfection?
What is perfection untouched by man(kind)?
Scripture. The Father’s scripture. We (can) find nowhere else but in God’s Word how to and in whom we are to attribute perfection. Man(kind) sets us up, if you will, to find it only to fail at it. Find it only to lose it. And we’re left to ourselves to try endlessly. We spend a lifetime chasing an illusion instead of an attribute.
This verse strikes me as peculiar perfection. Perfection that as a Believer that will only be acquired in the sight and (knowledge) of God. Because it is (in) Him alone. We as His children, His church, obtain perfection by walking the pages of scripture. By following the ‘Perfecter’ of our faith in and throughout scripture.
God says to us not as a beggar but as our Father that perfection is most assuredly from above. He doesn’t plead with us to read His Word but expresses fully the result of reading His Word. That His Son, and the Spirit is made perfect in us. As we read and walk the Bible we can learn that there are no degrees of perfection but a decision in whom it comes from.
Here in this verse it concludes that there is nothing to chase after in this world. And that the completeness of reading and walking the scripture(s) is and from the Father.
So let’s go Christians, ours is a perfection from up above.
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