You keep struggling and striving. You keep struggling and striving to achieve perfection. After all, so you say to yourself, "doesn't God want me to be perfect?" The words of Jesus always come to your mind in this regard: '"Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect."' (Matthew 5:48) Perfection, it seems clear to you, is the goal. Perfection is the goal out there that must be attained. Salvation itself hangs in the balance. Eternal life is at stake. So, you try to make perfection real in your life. You struggle and strive to make it real.
The message in our verse for today, however, puts the lie to everything you have been thinking is true about this matter. Perfection, as understood in our verse, is not a goal to be strived for and hopefully reached at some future date, but a finished reality. Perfection has already been achieved. Moreover, it's not only the perfection of Jesus Christ that has been achieved, it's your perfection. You are perfect. If you are a Christian, if you believe that Jesus Christ is the "one offering," then you are perfect. Struggling and striving is not necessary. You have already been perfected forever.
Although you have been made perfect in Christ Jesus, although you do not have to struggle and strive for it anymore, you are in the process of being sanctified. That is, you are in the process of being made holy. Perfection is a finished reality that endures forever, but sanctification is an ongoing process that will not be fully realized until Jesus returns. If you were to die, your perfection in Christ Jesus would guarantee your entrance into heaven above and life eternal in the new heavens and the new earth. If you continue living, then you will continue your journey of sanctification.
Can't you see that this is true? Can't you see that your ongoing sanctification supports the belief that you have been perfected forever? 🙏🏼💕 #christianskaters #Bloemfontein #callingallcreators #callingallskaters #skatechurch #dailyskatescripture #verseoftheday #skateministry
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