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Wednesday's Word: Perfected Until Perfection

Wednesday's Word

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Thursday, May 17, 2007

Perfected Until Perfection

We’re now reaching the end of graduation time at Colleges and Universities. Broadcast news outlets have shown the likes of Senators, reputable businessmen and others held in high regard giving commencement speeches at institutions of higher learning. Whenever I see all of the pomp and circumstance, my mind tends to drift to that day in Glory when we, The Saints, will reach perfection. For those graduating students; each year, each final exam, each mid-term, each test, each pop-quiz, even each lecture was perfecting them little by little until reaching Perfection. The same goes for us. We’re in the ‘perfecting’ process. We need to mindfully give ourselves to the application of what we’ve learned so far, as well as the dutiful preparation to persevere and excel in the lessons to come.
Here’s the word:
Matthew 5: 48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.
Philippians 3:13b-15a this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, 14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus 15 Let us therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus minded:
Some people tend to shy way from the word ‘perfect’. It seems to bring with it a sense of ‘impossibility’ causing many Christians to stay close to the comfort of elementary teachings. Few boldly march on to maturity. As a first year college student, we’re not expected to be able to pass the senior year final exam and get a degree, but we can be perfectly on track to reach Perfection. How are we to be perfected until perfection? It’s not impossible.
     Be Blameless – Psalm 119
     Be Fearless – 2 Timothy 1:7
     Be Loving – John 13:35
     Be Prayerful – 1 Thessalonians 5:16
     Be Content – Philippians 4:11
Philippians 1:6 Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:

There is a difference between being perfected and reaching perfection And if we’re in Christ, nothing can separate us from His love and we can have joy unspeakable as we’re being perfected to Perfection.

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