Message of the Day: We Aim to Be Perfect on the Day When We Appear before God.
“To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. Him we preach, warning every man and teaching every man in all wisdom, that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus.” (Colossians 1:27-28, NKJV)
Paul’s message reveals to people the plan of God that had not been made known to previous generations. This secret plan is that Gentiles are to be his people, indwelt by Christ. Once the apostle has brought people to know Christ, he must teach and instruct them so that they might grow to spiritual maturity. Paul knows that much hard work is necessary in order to reach this goal. (1:26-29)
The Gnostics used the term “perfect” or “complete” (mature, full-grown man, spiritual adult Christian) to refer to those who had become possessors of the secrets or knowledge boasted by the particular religion. It is possible that Paul uses the same reference here. By means of the Gospel we aim to be perfect on the day when we appear before God.
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