Rhapsody of Realities TeeVo ; Saturday, 1st June 2019 ;
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome DSc., DD ;
HIT THE BULL’S-EYE EVERY TIME ;
(Believe And Walk In Perfection)
TO THE BIBLE Matthew 5:48 GNB;
“You must be perfect—just as your Father in heaven is perfect.”
“Grant never does anything wrong,” Sonia chatted Kathy;
“How do you mean, Sonia?” Kathy typed back.
“He’s got perfect grades always; he’s athletic, neat, and always punctual at class, unlike others. It’s like he’s Mr. Perfect.”
“No one’s perfect. Perhaps he hides his flaws….”
You’ve probably met some people like Kathy here who don’t believe that perfection is possible. When you try to talk to them about perfection, they refuse to listen. With a sneer, some even accuse you of being a “perfectionist,” because for them, “nobody can be perfect.” Yet, when you study God’s Word, there’s no place that suggests to us the impossibility of perfection. He requires us to be perfect, not when we get to heaven, but here and now—in the earth! The reason most people don’t think perfection is possible is that they don’t know what it is! Perfection, like success, can be measured at different stages of your life, according to the set-out purpose and goal. It’s measured according to the information that you have with respect to the underlying objective.
“Perfect” in our opening verse is the Greek word “teleios,” which describes perfection in your heart; completeness; measuring your heart with the heart of God. You think, love and forgive as God wants you to—you let your heart be like the Father’s heart. Another Greek word, “katartizo” is also used for “perfect” in 2 Corinthians 13:11 KJV: “Finally, brethren, farewell. Be perfect….” This means to do things perfectly. It’s not the perfection in the heart (teleios) but of your actions: the things you do and how you do them.
The emphasis here is on doing things impeccably right the first time, and the first step in achieving this is learning to pay attention to details! Believe in perfection and don’t be intimidated by it. Your perfection will be judged according to the training and information that you’ve received, not the one you didn’t get. So, practice being perfect by thinking and talking perfection, because the Lord requires it of you.
1 Corinthians 2:6
6 However, we speak wisdom among those who are mature, yet not the wisdom of this age, nor of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing.
11 And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers,
12 for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the [a]edifying of the body of Christ,
13 till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ;
Dear Father, thank you for revealing to me your desire for me to be perfect; I declare that by reason of your Spirit of excellence that’s at work in me, I think, talk and do perfect things, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
DAILY BIBLE READING
John 21:1-25, 1 Chronicle 26-29
1 Corinthians 16:13-24, Ecclesiastes 7-8
Declare this throughout today: “I’m perfect just as my heavenly Father is.”