Matthew 5:48 – Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect.
Being perfect refers to being complete. And as Jesus’ follower you are to be as perfect as God in the way that you live and the way you love. God does not lower His standard to accommodate sinfulness. Rather He gives you the power to keep His righteous standard and be complete.
On Sunday we studied what it meant when Paul said to “be imitators of God.” Godliness does not come easily but it does come with practice. This week practice godliness in your thoughts and in your actions, then notice yourself becoming perfect and complete. The Lord will help you!