Today’s Reading | 2 Corinthians 13
Aim for Perfection
Why did Paul close this book by admonishing those in Corinth to aim for perfection? That seems like an impossible goal and one that would ultimately discourage the church. Why not just tell them to do the best they could and remember they are human and God understands when they fail? Most likely, Paul closes with that admonition so they did not become satisfied with the progress they were making in their walks with God and with what was happening in the church. Paul didn’t want the changes they were making to stop until they had reached perfection. He wanted them never to be satisfied with where they were personally or where the group was until they became, personally and as a church, perfect. So he gave them this goal to shoot for. What is it that you shoot for? Though you may have experienced great growth in your personal life, don’t become satisfied. Aim for perfection. Even though your church is growing and God is at work, don’t become satisfied. Aim for perfection. Make it your goal and seek every day to become everything God wants you to be. Why not create some way to remind yourself to never be satisfied in any area and always aim for perfection.
Observation: What do I see?
Interpretation: What does it mean?
Application: How does it apply to me?
Implementation: What do I do?