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Be Ye Perfect

posted Jan 24, 2017, 6:38 AM by Antonio Lundy
Is God looking for perfection in you and I (Matthew 5:48)?  Answer.  Yes He is.  Yet you are thinking that because of Adam's sin, you are born in sin and shaped in iniquity.  Iniquity is a word we should study one day.  Back to perfection.  Recall that when Abram (not yet Abraham) was 90 years old and nine (99), Yahweh appeared before him said to him, "I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect" (Genesis 17:1).  Let us delve into this word and see exactly what Yah was asking Abram to do.  The Hebrew word for perfect is tamiym, spelled with the Hebrew letters tav, mem, yod and mem (final closed mem).  It means to be whole, entire, sound, healthful, unimpaired, innocent, having integrity.  

Blue Letter Lexicon goes on to clarify and states, "what is complete or entirely in accord with truth and fact".  The root word is taken from strong's 8552 and among other things, means to be finished, be completed, come to an end, cease, be sound, to make sound, and yes, deal in integrity and act uprightly. 

In other words, going forward is being born again, be known as one who is said to be blameless in your new yalak (direction) and halk (life style).