6201 imperfection, and God’s purposes

6201 imperfection, and God’s purposes

The unacceptable falling short of the God-given ideal must be resisted and overcome.

Imperfection is contrary to God’s purpose

In creation Ge 1:31

For individuals Eph 1:4

For the church Eph 5:25-27

Imperfection is unacceptable in God’s presence

Sacrificial animals must be unblemished Dt 15:21; Mal 1:8 See also Ex 12:5; Lev 22:20-25; Nu 28:31; Dt 17:1

The priests must be physically perfect Lev 21:17-23

Moral imperfection separates from God Isa 59:2 See also Ps 66:18; Isa 50:1; Isa 64:7; 1Co 6:9-10; Eph 5:5; Heb 10:26-27; Rev 21:27; Rev 22:15

God’s people should strive against imperfection

Mt 5:48 See also Ge 17:1; Dt 18:13; Ps 34:14; Ro 12:9; 2Co 13:11; Col 1:28; Col 3:5; 1Th 5:22; 2Ti 2:19; Heb 6:1; Heb 12:14; 2Pe 3:14

Imperfection will be dealt with at Jesus Christ’s return

Creation will be remade Isa 65:17 See also Isa 66:22; Mt 19:28; Ro 8:19-21; 2Pe 3:13; Rev 21:1-5

God’s people will be perfected 1Jn 3:2 See also Php 3:20-21

Evil will be removed Rev 21:4 See also Isa 25:8; Isa 65:19; 2Th 2:8; Rev 20:10; Rev 21:8

See also

2565Christ, second coming
6720redemption
6744sanctification
8144renewal
8201blamelessness
8320perfection
9105last things