Perfection

  • Is of God.

    Psalms 18:32 It is God that girdeth me with strength, and maketh my way perfect.

    Psalms 138:8 The LORD will perfect that which concerneth me: thy mercy, O LORD, endureth for ever: forsake not the works of thine own hands.

  • All saints have, in Christ.

    1 Corinthians 2:6 Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nought:

    Philippians 3:15 Let us therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus minded: and if in any thing ye be otherwise minded, God shall reveal even this unto you.

    Colossians 2:10 And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:

  • perfection (KJV Dictionary)

  • God's perfection the standard of.

    Matthew 5:48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.

  • IMPLIES
    • Entire devotedness.

      Matthew 19:21 Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me.

    • Bible concordance for PERFECTION

    • Purity and holiness in speech.

      James 3:2 For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body.

  • Saints commanded to aim at.

    Genesis 17:1 And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect.

    Deuteronomy 18:13 Thou shalt be perfect with the LORD thy God.

  • See Perfection in McClintock and Strong.

  • Saints claim not.

    Job 9:20 If I justify myself, mine own mouth shall condemn me: if I say, I am perfect, it shall also prove me perverse.

    Philippians 3:12 Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus.

  • Saints follow after.

    Proverbs 4:18 But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.

    Philippians 3:12 Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus.

  • Ministers appointed to lead saints to.

    Ephesians 4:12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:

    Colossians 1:28 Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus:

  • Exhortation to.

    2 Corinthians 7:1 Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.

    2 Corinthians 13:11 Finally, brethren, farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you.

  • Impossibility of attaining to.

    2 Chronicles 6:36 If they sin against thee, (for there is no man which sinneth not,) and thou be angry with them, and deliver them over before their enemies, and they carry them away captives unto a land far off or near;

    Psalms 119:96 I have seen an end of all perfection: but thy commandment is exceeding broad.

  • THE WORD OF GOD IS
    • The rule of.

      James 1:25 But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.

    • Designed to lead us to.

      2 Timothy 3:16-17 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.

  • Charity is the bond of.

    Colossians 3:14 And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness.

  • Patience leads to.

    James 1:4 But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.

  • Pray for.

    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, 21 Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is wellpleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

    1 Peter 5:10 But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.

  • The Church shall attain to.

    John 17:23 I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.

    Ephesians 4:13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:

  • Blessedness of.

    Psalms 37:37 Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright: for the end of that man is peace.

    Proverbs 2:21 For the upright shall dwell in the land, and the perfect shall remain in it.

 
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