MONDAY, 19th October 2020

(Matt. 5:48)

The Oxford online Dictionary defines “perfect” as “having all the required or desirable elements, qualities, or characteristics; as good as it is possible to be”. Psalm 18:30 says God and His way is perfect, and the Angels acknowledged that He alone is set apart in holiness and perfection (Isaiah 6:3. Jesus is further acknowledged as perfect by His Paschal sacrifice on the Cross of Calvary and Scripture says once made perfect, He became the source of perfection for all unto holiness.

From our anchor scripture today, we are called to be perfect. Jesus is the perfect example of what it means to live in perfection and obedience to God’s will. Jesus came and showed us how easy it is to walk in obedience to God through the constant leading of the Holy Spirit. Furthermore, by our union with Christ Jesus, we are completely perfect and empowered (Heb. 10:14). Inspite of all this however, most Christians are happy to settle for the lowest level of perfection attainable on issues of sanctification and holiness in Christ. They believe that it is impossible to be perfect, more like reaching for the stars, but perfection is a gift that we have received through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ.

Now as believers alive in Christ, we ought to reflect His perfection in the way we live by constantly choosing God above all else. St. Paul, in Philippians 3:12, says he has not yet reached perfection but continually striving towards the goal.

Brethren, we cannot say we love God but live in blatant disobedience to His word. Children who treasure their parents hold them in high regard and pattern their lives after them. In like manner, we should copy our Father in Heaven and reflect His perfection through constant study of His Scriptures. Moreover, we would live in perfection when we allow the light of the Word and the Holy Spirit to direct our ways.

Do you know that perfection is a possibility made easy in our union with Christ Jesus?

Are you aware that it is only holiness that grants you access to the Supreme God?

• Thank You Father, for choosing me and perfecting all that concerns me.

• Lord Jesus, in You, I am perfect. Holy Spirit, assist me to reach this goal.

Remember O Most Gracious Virgin Mary. That never was it known, that anyone who fled to Thy protection, implored Thy help or sought Thy intercession was left unaided. Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto Thee, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother, to Thee I come, before Thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petition but in Thy clemency, hear and answer me, Amen.

By olqn

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