1100 God, perfection of

1100 God, perfection of

God is complete, faultless and totally sufficient in every aspect of his being and ways. That perfection is made known in Jesus Christ, and is the ultimate goal of the Christian life.

God’s moral perfection

Ps 25:8 See also Ex 33:19; Ps 18:25-26; Ps 92:15; Isa 26:7; Mk 10:18 pp Lk 18:19

Humanity should emulate God’s moral perfection Mt 5:48 See also Lev 19:2; Lev 11:44-45; 1Pe 1:16; 2Co 7:1; 2Co 13:11

God’s work is perfect

Dt 32:4 See also 2Sa 22:31 pp Ps 18:30; Ps 19:1; Ps 40:5; Ps 96:3; Ps 139:14; Ps 145:4-6; Jer 32:19-20

God’s will is perfect

Ro 12:2 See also Ps 19:7-11

God’s words are perfect

Ps 12:6 See also Ps 18:30; Pr 30:5

Humanity cannot always grasp the perfection of God’s ways

Job 42:3 See also Ecc 3:11; Eze 18:25,29; Eze 33:17-20

Examples of the perfection of God’s attributes

Perfect knowledge Job 37:16; Ps 139:1-6; Ps 147:5

Perfect faithfulness Isa 25:1

Perfect love 1Jn 3:1; 1Jn 4:8-12,16-19

God’s perfection is seen in Jesus Christ

Heb 7:26 See also Col 1:19; Col 2:9; Heb 2:10; Heb 5:8-9; Heb 7:28

See also

1020God, all-knowing
1050God, goodness of
1065God, holiness of
1085God, love of
1105God, power of
1115God, purpose of
1160God, unchangeable
1165God, unique
1175God, will of
2063Christ, perfection
8321perfection, divine
8449imitating