Saturday 2nd November, 2019
Theme: Be Perfect
Passage: 2Corinthians 13:7-14
There is nothing that makes a father to be more proud of his son or daughter than for his son/daughter to take after him in word and deed. Paul, in his final exhortation to the Christ he founded at Corinth, reminded believers of the Word of Jesus Christ to the disciples to “Be perfect as your heavenly Father is perfect ( Matthew 5:48). This injunction is another way of calling us to be holy.
The way to be perfect, as enunciated in this passage, is to uproot all forms of evil thoughts, words and deeds from all manners of life and do that which is honourable and acceptable to God and humanity. There is nothing that is more honourable than to know the Truth, Jesus Christ (John 14:6; 8:32). Who can set us free from bondage? He is the only one that can give us the grace to be perfect. Being perfect is to walk in Him daily by making all necessary adjustments and amendments in our unwholesome conducts as we journey in the Way. We can achieve perfection by reflecting the Word of God daily and applying it as the source of knowledge and wisdom.
Today is All Souls Day and God enjoins all souls to deal with all entanglements that can hinder them from being perfect before our heavenly Father. Jesus exhorts us to drop them at the feet of His Cross and receive the grace of perfection. It is by this that He takes the heavy burden in your heart and gives you rest.
MEMORY VERSE: 2 Corinthians 13:11 “Finally, Brethren, farewell. Become complete. Be of good comfort; be of one mind, live in peace and the God of love and peace will be with you.”
HYMN: MHB 422- BLESSED assurance Jesus is Mine
PRAYER: God of perfection, grant me the grace to be perfect and to walk blameless before You in Jesus Name I Pray, Amen.
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