“Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.” Matthew 5:48
I don’t spend much time on Facebook but I am on it enough to be shocked by some of the things that get posted there. Often I shake my head and wonder what they were thinking when they posted.
That got me thinking, “What if your thoughts and desires were posted to Facebook at any given moment of the day?”
How would that work for you? Would there best any risk to your reputation or your job or your relationships?
What would you think if I told you it is possible to live in such a way you would never to worry about random postings of your innermost thoughts or desires?
It is possible!
It is called holiness. John Wesley called it Christian perfection. Wesleyans believe in it - not because John Wesley taught it but because the Bible teaches it!
Being perfect does not mean you are infallible or perfect in your performance. It DOES mean that you are perfect toward God! It means He is the Supreme love of your life and your chief desire is to please Him!
In the context of this verse, that is the only way you could possibly be holy like God!
Christian perfection is a result of being cleansed from sinfulness by the blood of Jesus and filled with the Holy Spirit. In that condition you are perfect like your Father is perfect and as you “walk in the light as He is in the light you have fellowship with one another and the blood of Christ cleanses you from all sins.” As you take each thought captive and think on things that please God you can maintain a pure heart and mind.
Any child of God should not be afraid of having your thoughts or desires publicly exposed at any time or anywhere.
Does that describe you?
Are you living with a pure heart and mind?
Does the driving motivation of your life come from loving God and demonstrating His love to others?
If not, why not?
If not, when?