Open Heaven 10 July 2020 Memorise: Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father, which is in heaven is perfect. Matthew 5:48
Read: Matthew 5:38-48 Open Heaven 10 July 2020
38 Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth:
39 But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.
40 And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloak also.
41 And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain.
42 Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away.
43 Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy.
44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;
45 That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.
46 For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same?
47 And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so?
48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.
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Message: – Open Heaven 10 July 2020 Friday Daily Devotional
One of the commandments of God that is considered by many as impossible to keep is found in Matthew 5:48; “Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.” It is generally believed that perfection is not achievable by any human being. The biblical concept of perfection involves two main ideas which are wholeness and purity.
Wholeness involves bringing something to maturity while purity refers to sanctification. Perfection can be seen from three major perspectives in the Bible and these are physical, moral and spiritual. Physical perfection talks about something that is outwardly spotless, clean in the manner perceived to be right at all times, while spiritual perfection focuses on holiness and sanctification.
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If a person is examined and is lacking in just one these aspects, he loses his perfect status. For this reason, many scoff at any talk of perfection among believers. However, when God says be perfect, He expects us to take it seriously. I have always told my children that perfection is achievable and that it is a matter of personal conviction. It is made possible through salvation, sanctification, and the fruit of the Holy Spirit. 2nd Timothy 3:16-17 says:
“All scripture…. Is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect…”
The Journey to perfection starts with the word of God. Scriptural teachings must be the basis for the development of our personal ideology and worldview. Every rebuke and admonition in the Bible must be strictly applied to our lives. A perfect Christian is he who is born again, sanctified and has learned by experience to discern between good and evil. You can do all things by the grace of God (Philippians 4:13). May you receive the grace to succeed in your journey towards perfection, in the mighty name of Jesus.
Prayer Point – Open Heaven 10 July 2020
Father, please grant me the grace to purse perfection diligently – physically. Morally and spiritually, in the mighty name of Jesus.
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