Verse of The Day
Amplified Bible (AMP) – Matthew 5:48 You, therefore, must be perfect [growing into complete maturity of godliness in mind and character, having reached the proper height of virtue and integrity], as your heavenly Father is perfect. [Lev. 19:2, 18.]
Common English Bible (CEB) – Matthew 5:48 Therefore, just as your heavenly Father is complete in showing love to everyone, so also you must be complete.
English Standard Version (ESV) – Matthew 5:48 You therefore must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.
Good News Translation (GNT) – Matthew 5:48 You must be perfect—just as your Father in heaven is perfect.
King James Version (KJV) – Matthew 5:48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.
New International Version (NIV) – Matthew 5:48 Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.
New King James Version (NKJV) – Matthew 5:48 Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect.
New Living Translation (NLT) – Matthew 5:48 But you are to be perfect, even as your Father in heaven is perfect.
Revised Standard Version (RSV) – Matthew 5:48 You, therefore, must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.
The Message Bible (MSG) – Matthew 5:48 “In a word, what I’m saying is, Grow up. You’re kingdom subjects. Now live like it. Live out your God-created identity. Live generously and graciously toward others, the way God lives toward you.”
Perfection is attainable, Job was a perfect.
There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was perfect and upright, and one that feared God, and eschewed evil. Job 1:1
If Job being a man was perfect then it is possible to be perfect with God. Jesus Christ Himself came to teach us the way of perfection using Himself as the perfect example.
The way of perfection is simply love and obedience. The totality of perfection is Love. When you love God you will obey him and do all He has commanded you to you. You will love like him.
It was because of this love that made Job overcome the test of the devil, in that he did not sin when he lost everything within a twinkle of an eye. Rather he said; Though he slay me, I will hope in him… Job 13:15a
If it was not impossible to walk perfectly before Him he wouldn’t have asked us to be perfect. Jesus came and made it possible by showing us how to. We are inexcusable. Romans 2:1 To walk in perfection we must follow the footsteps of the one who came to show us how – Jesus Christ.
Dear Heavenly Father, help me to walk uprightly before you, so you can say of me have seen Ebi my daughter (use your name in place of mine).
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