You shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect.
I am Almighty God; walk before Me and be blameless. § You shall be holy to Me, for I the Lord am holy, and have separated you from the peoples, that you should be Mine.
You were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.
You are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power. § Who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed. § Be diligent to be found by Him in peace, without spot and blameless.
Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the Lord! § He who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this one will be blessed in what he does. § Search me, O God, and know my heart; try me, and know my anxieties; and see if there is any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.
Matt. 5:48; Gen. 17:1; Lev. 20:26; 1 Cor. 6:20; Col. 2:10;
Titus 2:14; 2 Peter 3:14; Ps. 119:1; James 1:25; Ps. 139:23–24
Perfecting holiness in the fear of God.
Beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit. Behold, You desire truth in the inward parts, and in the hidden part You will make me to know wisdom. § Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age. § Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven. § Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected.
Everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure.
He who has prepared us for this very thing is God, who also has given us the Spirit as a guarantee. § For the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, till we all come to the unity of the faith and the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.
2 Cor. 7:1; 7:1; Ps. 51:6; Titus 2:12; Matt. 5:16;
Phil. 3:12; 1 John 3:3; 2 Cor. 5:5; Eph. 4:12–13