Pressing Toward Perfection

21 06 2015



I don’t mean to say that I have already achieved these things or that I

have already reached perfection. But I press on to possess that

perfection for which Christ Jesus first possessed me.
—Philippians 3:12 NLT


It is our job to press toward the mark of perfection, and yet the Bible

teaches us we will not attain perfection until Jesus, the Perfect One,

comes to take us to live with Him for eternity (see1 Corinthians 13:9–

10). We can grow; we can change and do better and better. But if we

obtained perfection in our behavior, we would no longer need Jesus—

and that is never going to happen.

We can, however, have perfect hearts toward God by fully wanting His

will and doing all we can to work with the Holy Spirit toward that goal.

God sees your heart, and He counts you as perfect even while you are

making the journey toward perfection.