Be perfect, therefore, as your Heavenly Father is perfect.
Cross ReferencesLeviticus 19:2
"Speak to the entire congregation of the Israelites and tell them: 'Be holy because I, the LORD your God, am holy.
You must be blameless before the LORD your God.
2 Samuel 22:31
As for God, His way is perfect; the word of the LORD is flawless. He is a shield to all who take refuge in Him.
And if you greet only your brothers, what are you doing more than others? Do not even Gentiles do the same?
2 Corinthians 7:1
Therefore, beloved, since we have these promises, let us cleanse ourselves from everything that defiles body and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.
Be imitators of God, therefore, as beloved children,
Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been perfected, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me.
All of us who are mature should embrace this point of view. And if you think differently about some issue, God will reveal this to you as well.
We proclaim Him, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone perfect in Christ.
Allow perseverance to finish its work, so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.
Chapter Outline1. Jesus' sermon on the mount:
3. The Beattitudes;
13. the salt of the earth;
14. the light of the world.
17. He came to fulfill the law.
21. What it is to kill;
27. to commit adultery;
33. to swear.
38. He exhorts to forgive wrong,
43. to love our enemies;
48. and to labor after perfection.
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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Job 1:1, 2, 3
Luke 6:36, 40
2 Corinthians 7:1
2 Corinthians 13:9, 11
1 Peter 1:15, 16
Matthew 5:16, 45
Ephesians 5:1, 2
1 John 3:3
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