God: “Be Ye Perfect.” Moses: “Well, what if it doesn’t resonate with me?”

Moses striking the rock

Moses striking the rock (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

God: “I am perfect and holy. What else can I create but perfection and holiness? All that I create is perfect and holy. In particular, I create you as perfect and holy. Notice that I do not condemn you for a small speck that obscures your perception. I declare you blameless. Any speck must be the perfect speck for you to perfectly remove from your own perception. I should know. I put it there, right?”
Moses: “Yeah, but, I don’t want to lose these great people….”
God: “Of course not. You appreciate those who are familiar to you. However, I did not create you to fear. Forget your worry of loss. Be grateful without fearing loss and your gratitude will be enough. Go to your people and tell them this:”
<< Leviticus 19 >>
Young’s Literal Translation

1 And Jehovah speaketh unto Moses, saying,

2 Speak unto all the company of the sons of Israel, and tell them, “Ye are holy, for holy am I, Jehovah, your God.”

Moses: “You want me to say out loud in public to a bunch of people ‘I am holy because I am your God?’ What if they reject me? Don’t you think that some of them may shudder with vile spirits like in that other Bible story?”

God: “Absolutely. However, if you love me, then you will love them. Do not fear them. Love them. Just tell them that you speak for me and that I declare them to be perfect and holy. I command it.”

Moses: “Well, okay, but what if it just doesn’t resonate with me?”

God: “Do you want me to make another bush explode in to flames again?”
Moses: “No, I got the message the first time. I will go tell them right away!”

http://bible.cc/matthew/5-48.htm

Barnes’ Notes on the BibleBe ye therefore perfect … – The Saviour concludes this part of the discourse by commanding his disciples to be “perfect.”[as in HEALED, WHOLE] This word commonly means “finished, complete, pure, holy.” Originally, it is applied to a piece of mechanism, as a machine that is complete in its parts. Applied to people, it refers to completeness of parts, or perfection, where no part is defective or wanting.

Moses with the tablets of the Ten Commandments...

Moses with the tablets of the Ten Commandments, painting by Rembrandt (1659) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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2 Responses to “God: “Be Ye Perfect.” Moses: “Well, what if it doesn’t resonate with me?””

  1. theharvestprinciple Says:

    I like your style. Many good articles here. Keep the light shining.
    Andy

  2. diligent57 Says:

    Great articles and may God continue to give you revelation and knowledge! Whoo Hoo

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