The meaning of perfection is this:
the condition, state, or quality of being free or as free as possible from all flaws or defects.
a person or thing perceived as the embodiment of perfection.
the action or process of improving something until it is faultless or as faultless as possible.
That up there is the worldly definition of perfection. Flawless, without flaw, it’s simply perfect. But did you know we are called to be perfect?
Now before you pile a bunch of stress on yourself and start freaking out. Let’s remember WHAT the title of this blog series is: God Knows. Why Don’t We? Let’s breathe and remember that God would tell us to do nothing that we couldn’t do. And what if this verse means, that we are to not focus on “perfection” but more on God’s version of perfection?
In Ephesians 5:1, we are told that we are supposed to imitate God, in everything we do, because we are His Children. So if you put those two verses it makes it more clear what the verse in Matthew means.
We can see when Jesus walked through the earth, that He didn’t seclude Himself away from the world or the people of it. No, He was right in the middle of it. In fact He seeked out the ones that the Pharisees pushed away and wouldn’t associate with. Keep in mind Jesus hang around the ugly, the damaged and HE IS the definition of perfect.
Are y’all ready?! Perfection hung around the damaged and the ugly!!!
When the verse says “be perfect even as your Father in Heaven is perfect” simply means to reflect what God would do. What God does today. What God will forever do. Because we are meant to imitate God in everything we do.
*pauses with grin to let it sink in*
So do you know where God is? Where perfection is? What perfection does?
Perfection is sitting right beside you when you get that news from the doctor that you don’t have much time. Perfection is holding your hand as your heart is broken over a break up or a family member passing away. Perfection is standing with you while you are going through the fire. Perfection is with you when you sin again and you promised yourself you wouldn’t.
Perfection is with you as you scroll down on the website that always leaves you empty. Perfection hangs around sin. Perfection is right there with you. Perfection goes there and is eating for you to get there, because it isn’t ever going to give up on you. Come what may it is determined to bring you home.
Perfection chases you and hunts you down giving a bloodhound a run for its money. Perfection is with you when you keep sinning and you haven’t had the light flood your eyes because you haven’t heard the Gospel yet. Perfection is holding your hand and begging you to come home when you run away again. Even when you run away from God cause it sometimes gets too hard or you don’t think you deserve it.
Perfection is that voice saying to you, “Come on home again. Come on. We’re fixing your favorite! Fried chicken. We’ll also have some sweet tea for you. David’s gonna be there. Moses and Abraham. The Rock Peter is gonna be there. Your seat is still there. We’re waiting on you to come back at the table. It still has your name on it, written with the Blood of My Son Jesus, because no one can fill your spot at The Table. You are My Child and there will always be a place for you at My Table. Come on home, it’s time.”
Perfection is this: God loved Jesus and Jesus came to earth to show the world God’s Heart. Jesus was hung on the Cross, and if Jesus is to reveal God’s Heart, then when Jesus’ Blood was poured out God’s Love and Heart was poured on us. Love came down and was poured on us, just so perfection could chase you down and say “I have never given up on you. You are Mine…come Home.”
That is who God is.
That is who Jesus is.
That’s what love does.
That’s what love is.
That’s what perfection is.
That’s what perfection does.
Now let’s mirror and imitate perfection and radiate the light it has.