• Seeking Perfection
• Such a lofty goal, is admirable, but some say it is impossible; thus there
is no need to seek it.
• Most people have the concept that perfection is reserved for God and Jesus.
• It simply is not anything any human can accomplish (except for Jesus).
• The Bible usage of the term indicates much more that we will show to be
• These definitions are provided by W.E. Vine in his dictionary of New Testament
• As an adjective
• Signifies having reached its end.
• It is used of person (a) physically mature (b) mentally mature i.e. full-grown.
• Also used of a person who demonstrates sound judgment and wisdom despite
• As a verb
• Bring to an end by completing
• Accomplishing the desired result.
• What Christ accomplished through His life by bringing salvation to all.
• Christians can be perfected by accomplishing what God desires of them,
and they do what is necessary to be saved.
• As a verb
• Completing an action as was designed.
• God’s love is to be perfected, and is perfected by those who love.
• God’s love perfected by those who love Him.
• Taking on the very character of God through obedience and trying to be
like Christ in all things.
• As a verb
• To bring through to the end.
• To render fit for duty
• Trained and ready for service.
• Some cases, to restore one back to maturity.
• All points in the direction of progress towards good things
• As a noun
• Making fit
• Implies a process of leading to consummation
• Fulfilment, completion,
• Bringing the process to the desired end.
• Not one definition or description even implies the concept of without
flaw, or imperfection, or failure, or sinful on the part of man.
• Our sacrifice needs to be without spot or blemish.
• That means we offer the best we have.
• Yes we can become perfect in God’s sight.
• As long as we grow and develop as a Christian should.
• Things That Are Perfect
• Deuteronomy 32:4 “He the Rock, His work is perfect.
• 2 Samuel 22:31 “As for God, His way is perfect”
• Psalm 19:8 “The law of the Lord is perfect”
• Matthew 5:48 “Therefore you are to be perfect, as your heavenly
Father is perfect”. A quotation from Leviticus 19:2 ye shall be holy
• Genesis 6:9 (kjv) “Noah was perfect” (nasb) Noah was a righteous
man, blameless in his time, Noah walked with God”.
• Genesis 17:1 “The Lord appeared to Abram and said “I am God
almighty; Walk before Me and be blameless (perfect kjv)”.
• Leviticus 22:21 “in the offering, the sacrifice must be perfect,
it shall have no defect in it”
• Job 1:1 “that man was blameless, upright (perfect kjv) v.8 “have
you considered Job, for no one like him, blameless and upright (perfect kjv).
Also in 2:3
• Acts 3:16 the name of Jesus, and faith which comes through Him has given
him perfect health as you see here”.
• Romans 12:2 “…prove what is the will of God, that which is
good and acceptable and perfect.”
• 1 Corinthians 2:6 “those who are perfect (of mature age).
• 1 Corinthians 13:10 “when that which is perfect is come, the partial
will be done away”.
• 2 Corinthians 12:9 “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is
perfected in weakness”.
• 2 Corinthians 7:1 “…perfecting holiness in the fear of GOD”.
• Ephesians 4:12 “for the perfecting of the saints…”
• Hebrews 6:1 “let us press on to maturity (perfection kjv).
• Colossians 3:14 “put on love, which is the perfect bond of unity”
• Perfection has many meanings.
• When commanding man to be perfect, it does not mean sinless. It means
blameless, upright, and righteous.
• If we are to be like Christ in our character and behavior, then we need
to be as He was and is.
• Are you dedicated to being perfect in the sight of God?
• Perfection should be our goal.
By Carey Scott
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