Monday, August 07, 2006

How to be perfect

Well what do you know...i added a feature on this search!!! haha now all u need to do is type the chapter and verse in and tada! u got the verse out...

today something got my attention.It was the fact that Jesus said "Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect". But how can we be perfect if we are never meant to be perfect?HOw are we to be righteous and not sin in this world?is it ever possible? NO? yes? how? so many questions but so little answers.

Then u may say "certain things in the bible are not meant to be understood".Hey whoever said this?arent then we believing things blindly?NO way!I for one believe the bible especially when it says he sent the Holy Spirit down to teach us and guide us.Things we dont understand, things that our mind cant perceive will be taught by the greatest teacher of all...the Holy Spirit.Yes, it is He who has been revealing things to me,teaching me,guiding me to obtain the knowledge that i have today.

So what does it mean to be perfect?what does it been to be righteous and walk blamelessly?It simply means that God becomes the standard of comparison . All of us can learn to better by reflecting God's character.At the same time, God promises us power to overcome any given temptation. And if we can overcome any temptation, we should choose to say no to every temptation. And as long as God represents the moral standard, none of us have room to boast.yes, no one can boast of ourselves because as the bible says, we all fall short of the glory of God. I dont really have to quote that scripture as we all already know that we fall short of perfection anyway.

But because of this, may it be that God will be our moral standard to which we become more like Christ each day. I also found this interesting as i was reading Genesis 15:6. It says that "And he believed in the LORD; and he counted it to him for righteousness". NOte that just by believing, God credited him for righteousness. That was the only effort it took for Abram.No, he was not perfect, but he believed and God called him righteous.

May it also be to us that from this day on, we believe not blindly, but in trust that God knows best.Believe with rationality.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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