Silly question, right? Of course... none of us walking on this earth today can claim to be perfect. After all, we make mistakes every day!
So what does the Bible in Matthew 5:48 mean when it says, " "Therefore you are to be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect"?
The word "perfect in this context is from the word "teleios", which is from the root word "telos" and means: the point aimed at as a limit; the end to which all things relate, the aim, purpose; brought to its end, finished; wanting nothing necessary to completeness; consummate human integrity and virtue.
Obviously, as human beings, we are not ever going to be the grand perfection that others expect of us, nor will be ever be a carbon copy of Jesus as He was here on this earth.
BUT.... here is the good news! Hebrews 10:14 says, "because by a single offering He has made perfect for all time those who are sanctified."
As a believer and joint heir with Christ, you are seen through His shed blood sacrifice on the cross as PERFECT. There is no spot or blemish. There is no fault. There is no stain of sin. You are the redeemed. You are complete in Him...
"Their sins and their lawless needs I will remember no more."
Yes, this is GOOD NEWS! Even though we may stumble and fall along our journey, we know that we are viewed by our Creator as a PERFECT work. If we fail to meet human standards, know that God loves you with an everlasting love and you are PERFECT in His sight...
~Kimberly Minister/Teacher @ God's Healing Power Radio Ministry © (Excerpt from one our newspaper columns)