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How To Be Perfect – PreachDigest Devotional 2018

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16th June, 2018

How To Be Perfect

Key Scripture

Matthew 5:44 – 48; 44 [a]But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, 45 that you may be sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. 46 For if you love those who love you, what reward have you? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? 47 And if you greet your [b]brethren only, what do you do more than others? Do not even the [c]tax collectors do so? 48 Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect.

When we hear the word “Perfect” what comes to our mind is: good, extremely good… Without fault – spot on! The Oxford’s dictionary puts it as – Having everything necessary, without faults or weaknesses. Someone would say “Wow! How can I be as perfect as God?”
From Matthew 5:48 I want to share something with you. Initially from verse 44, Jesus was asking us to walk in love then in 45 he says: “so that you will be children of your father, which is in heaven…” Hmm…So, I want to ask a question… Is there anything you can do to be your father’s child? Funny question right….Even if I have a terrible behavior, it can’t change the fact that I’m my father’s child because he gave birth to me… Now even if my friend has the best character, can that make him my father’s child?

But Christ said, for us to be our own father’s child, we have to love… Love is our DNA… For a child to be his earthly’s father child he has to have his DNA. Likewise for us to be God’s children we have to possess his Divine Nature Alignment (DNA) – Love! Verse 46 shows us that we shouldn’t only love those that love us! So the only way to be perfect is Love, for our God is love. I Corinthians 13 speaks explicitly on how we are nothing without love.

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All we need to be perfect as our father in heaven is to bear his DNA- love.


Father, thank you for the Holy Ghost, help me express the love of Christ shed abroad in my heart by the Holy Spirit, today and forever.

Author – TimBJ

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