The desire for perfection often brings with it a lot of pressure and frustration. It’s impossible to be perfect.
Yet the Lord instructs us to be perfect. What does He mean?
All of us have sinned and fallen short of the grace of God. Perfection is not never missing it – it means “complete.”
People say there’s an emptiness in a man that only God himself can fill. We try fill it ourselves with many different things. It can only be filled by Jesus Christ.
Jesus once told to a rich young man to sell all his possessions and follow Him to be perfect. Why? The man’s heart was attached to his riches. Jesus knew that riches could never bring completeness to this man.
Jesus also prayed for perfection of unity amongst his followers – the love of God in Him and Him in them …as a testimony to the world of the love of God.
The only perfection we will ever find is the love of God. That’s why Jesus wants us to be perfect as He is perfect.
Apostle Paul encourages us to put on love which is the bond of perfection.
The cross is the deepest example of God’s love we have. Once a man’s heart grasps that his life can never be the same.
God doesn’t want us to feel that we need to be perfect. His word says that His power is made perfect in weakness. The Holy Spirit helps us even in our weakness.
What He does want is that we accept His love for us – that love is shown in Jesus.
There is no barrier between us and God other than either our unbelief or our pride. Put these aside, find the completion we have in Christ.
There is no religious law He places on us. Are you ready to surrender your life to Christ?
Only His love can make you and I perfect.
Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect.
2 Corinthians 12:9
And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection.
- Mark Saunders