Thursday, July 13, 2017

Perfection, 3of3

~ The Process of Perfection ~

Absolute Perfection (in God alone)  ~  “Do you know how the clouds are balanced, those wondrous works of Him who is perfect in knowledge?” (Job 37:16).

Relative Perfection (said of men)  ~  “Then the Lord said to Satan, ‘Have you considered My servant Job, that there is none like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, one who fears God and shuns evil?’” (Job 1:8). 

Growth in Perfection (occurring in men)  ~  “It is God who arms me with strength, and makes my way perfect” (Psalm 18:32).  The Lord will perfect that which concerns me; Your mercy, O Lord, endures forever; do not forsake the works of Your hands” (Psalm 138:8).  But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord” (2 Corinthians 3:18). 

Summary  ~  While on earth we still sin, but keep in mind two things.  First, in normal (not “average”) Christian growth the believer is becoming increasingly like his/her Savior.  Second, God the Father views us right now as covered with the righteousness of His Son Jesus Christ. 

~ Robert Lloyd Russell, ABUNDANT LIFE NOW

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