Aim for perfection

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Traditionally, those who grew up in a religious environment tend to think of themselves as good people.

Biblically speaking we all need grace. In other words, of the 6.85 billion people that live in our planet, every one in their life time will need to restore their relationship with God. By restoring I mean getting our relationships with God into the original intended state.

Everyone has fallen short of the mark of being good because if we compare ourselves with the standard that God has laid (the bible), we all need grace. The thing is, most people are conditioned to compare themselves with themselves or others. Huge mistake. Think about it.

The Scriptures have something to say about that.

12We do not dare to classify or compare ourselves with some who commend themselves. When they measure themselves by themselves and compare themselves with themselves, they are not wise. 2 Corinthians 10:12

When anyone studies and examines the life of Christ, the only conclusion they can arrive to is that Christ is the perfect example. Hence the passage in the clip you just saw. Start comparing yourself with Christ and if you get it, you'll be forced to grow in your humility. Jesus never sinned on the 33 years he walked amongst us. He is the target we should all aim towards.

2 Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:2

For us disciples, we should never stop aiming for perfection as Paul said.

So lets be wise and stop comparing ourselves with others. Learn from Jesus how much we need him and draw closer to him by studying, not just merely reading the bible.

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