THE PERFECT MAN
“For we do not have a High Priest Who is unable to understand and sympathize and have a shared feeling with our weaknesses and infirmities and liability to the assaults of temptation, but One Who has been tempted in every respect as we are, yet without sinning.”
This week in entertainment news, we have been bombarded with the inappropriate exploits and sexual misconduct of celebrities like John Gosselin and David Letterman. It begs the question “are there any good men?” If you believe God’s word, according to Hebrews 4:15, not only is it possible for men (and women) to be good, but it is also possible for them to be perfect!!!
According to the Oxford dictionary, perfection is the action or process of improving something until it is faultless or as faultless as possible. The Amplified Bible explains it this way in Ephesians 4:12 “His intention was the perfecting and the full equipping of the saints (His consecrated people), [that they should do] the work of ministering toward building up Christ's body (the church).”
As long as we have breath, and confess Jesus as Lord, our goal should be nothing less than seeking perfection in Christ. I once heard someone say that if you reach for the moon, even if you miss you will fall among the stars.
I don’t have it all together, but I am on my way. And while I’m on this journey, I am making a commitment not to give up on myself—I will leave that to my naysayers. I am making a commitment not to criticize myself—I leave that to my many critics. I am making a commitment not to hate myself—I leave that to all the haters. Instead, I choose to forget those things that are behind, ignore the present things that are not edifying, and with due diligence press toward the mark of the high calling that is on my life—the call of Jesus, Himself who is saying “come up a little higher, daughter.”
Sorry—can’t talk to you right now, I’m answering my call!
With all love & respect, I remain,
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