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God can make you perfect

Text: Heb.13:20-21

Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant,21

Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is well pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

Bible Reading:

Philippians 3:1-15

Message:

In the sight of many, no one is or can be perfect. To so believe is to call God a liar. God cannot and will not call us to things that are not attainable. He told Abraham to walk before Him and be perfect. His standard to mankind has not changed; it is be ye perfect even as the Lord your God is perfect. He created us in His image and so like Him, He wants us to be. Nonetheless, knowing that the flesh is weak, He supplies us the grace, through the sacrifice of Christ by His blood, to be made perfect by giving us the ability to do His will by working in us those things that please Him through the example we have in Christ Jesus. To be perfect therefore, like Paul, you need not countenance anything you achieved in the past as things material; rather focus on the price of reigning with God in glory in the end. All momentary pleasure that are not pleasurable to God must be jettisoned for the sake of perfection and being pleasing to God. Shouldn’t you settle for the things Christ approve and run away from fleshly lust that tend towards destruction in the end? None can assert to greater pleasure than the experience of King Solomon; yet in the end he asserted that it is all vain. Why destroy eternity with the vanity of the day? Look up to Jesus.

Prayer:

Father, I know I cannot attain perfection by myself; please help me by your Spirit that I may be pleasing unto you in all manner of my existence in the name of Jesus

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