Perfection for a Christian
Hebrews 13: 20-21. “Now the God of Peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant.
Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is well pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.”
Only God is Divine, and Sinless.
But He calls us to be perfect, which in the Bible means that we are to attain to that which you were brought into being for.
We are to fulfill the Purpose of God for our lives.
How can this be done?
“..through the blood of the everlasting covenant.”
Or “…through Jesus Christ;..”
You see, God made a covenant with His Son Jesus Christ, before He created the earth.
It basically was a promise on both sides, which said:
God, the Son would become the Man Christ Jesus and come to earth, live a perfect and sinless life, and then die on the cross; taking all our sins on Him.
So that whosoever would come to Him and be saved from their sin, could be saved.
God, the Father would raise up Jesus from the dead, in the tomb. He would reward His Son with a people that would love Him. God the Father would draw them to Christ, and take them home to heaven when they died.
When we are saved, Jesus becomes our Shepherd. And by His guidance and strength; we are lead through this life. He makes us perfect by leading us in and out of many situations where we are to help, pray, speak about Him, or lend a hand.
When we follow Him, and are obedient to what He wants us to do, then we have attained to the Purpose for which He created us.
This is Bible perfection for a Christian. To see all the “good works” done.
I have “good works” in quotes, because there are so many ideas about the words.
When the Bible speaks of good works, it means anything the Lord wants you to do. Whether that is a lot or a little, what ever His will is, is good.
And Jesus never leaves us. He has sent His Holy Spirit within each Christian to encourage them, strengthen them, and guide them into the life He has for each of them.
Let us follow on to perfection: to do God’s Purpose for our lives, everyday with Him.