What does it mean to be perfect? Is it the same meaning in the biblical sense? Or is it a condition of ‘becoming’ perfect?
Stewart Eden, a Christian writer, describes it as follows: “Webster’s dictionary defines “perfect” in many different ways. As an adjective, it is defined as: a) being entirely without fault, b) accurate, c) expert, proficient, d) pure, total, and e) mature. As a verb the definition is: “to bring to final form.” The definitions of the Hebrew and Greek translations of “perfect” are very similar. In the New Testament, the Greek word predominantly used meant “complete” or “mature.”In the Old Testament the Hebrew word, ‘tam’, was frequently used. Its definition is unique and means “morally pious.” Another frequently used Hebrew word “shalen” meant, “without defect or blemish.”
Based on these definitions we can read and understand the literal truths of the Scriptures. God does not require perfection to enter the kingdom of heaven, but rather “His love will perfect or convert our soul as we live out His law in our hearts, minds and actions ~The Fellowship.”
In the spiritual sense, perfect means to be ‘complete’, mature in the understanding of spirit and aligning with your inner spirit to live from your true ‘form’. How many times have you heard people saying “I’m not perfect” and being proud of it! If you truly seek perfection than STOP saying that you are NOT perfect. What you resist persists! Get it?
Proclaim your divine perfection and bring it into the world each and every day! All
In the old Aramaic being perfect was being morally pious; this doesn’t mean that you put others down but that you accept and live ‘in’ the gifts of the spirit. Those gifts are peace, understanding, joy and Divine love. It is what is freely given to us through Divine grace. Yet many NEVER proclaim those gifts because they look down on themselves because they ‘believe’ that is how they should be humble.
What a crock? Being humble means understanding your place in regard the places of others, showing mutual respect and sharing Divine love. Be ye therefore perfect! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D. (Spirituality Guidance Channel)