Daily Lift – December 15, 2018

All Good Works

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As the Fifth of Matthew comes to its close, the Savior teaches us to be perfect, even as the Heavenly Father is perfect. While a tall order indeed, perfection is understood both as a wholeness and a completeness, as well as a faultlessness. It is fitting that the Almighty is presented as our example, for no mortal being could serve as such a role model. However, to the degree that a human being can achieve the calling, his spiritual perfection will be indicated by the purity of his preferences, the clearness of his thought, the maturity of his judgment, and the steadfastness of his self-discipline. Many never achieve any appreciable measure of spiritual perfection, while others get a rather late start. Anyone moving toward the perfection to which he is called will find his directions within the Word of the perfect God. At Second Timothy Three, Paul said it is the Spirit inspired Scripture that is profitable for doctrine, reproof, correction, and instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be perfect, completely furnished unto all good works.

Written and voiced by David Hayes Prophater