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Bible Study Topic: Perfection

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But Noah found favor in the eyes of the LORD.
This is the account of Noah. Noah was a righteous man, blameless among the people of his time, and he walked with God.
Genesis 6:8-9
 
When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the LORD appeared to him and said, "I am God Almighty ; walk before me and be blameless.
Genesis 17:1
 
"No misfortune is seen in Jacob, no misery observed in Israel. The LORD their God is with them; the shout of the King is among them.
Numbers 23:21
 
So be careful to do what the LORD your God has commanded you; do not turn aside to the right or to the left.
Deuteronomy 5:32
 
You must be blameless before the LORD your God. The Prophet
Deuteronomy 18:13
 
"Be very strong; be careful to obey all that is written in the Book of the Law of Moses, without turning aside to the right or to the left.
Joshua 23:6
 
But your hearts must be fully committed to the LORD our God, to live by his decrees and obey his commands, as at this time." The Dedication of the Temple
1 Kings 8:61
 
As Solomon grew old, his wives turned his heart after other gods, and his heart was not fully devoted to the LORD his God, as the heart of David his father had been.
1 Kings 11:4
 
So Solomon did evil in the eyes of the LORD; he did not follow the LORD completely, as David his father had done.
1 Kings 11:6
 
Although he did not remove the high places, Asa's heart was fully committed to the LORD all his life.
1 Kings 15:14
 
"And you, my son Solomon, acknowledge the God of your father, and serve him with wholehearted devotion and with a willing mind, for the LORD searches every heart and understands every motive behind the thoughts. If you seek him, he will be found by you; but if you forsake him, he will reject you forever.
1 Chronicles 28:9
 
And give my son Solomon the wholehearted devotion to keep your commands, requirements and decrees and to do everything to build the palatial structure for which I have provided."
1 Chronicles 29:19
 
"When they sin against you,for there is no one who does not sin,and you become angry with them and give them over to the enemy, who takes them captive to a land far away or near;
2 Chronicles 6:36
 
In the land of Uz there lived a man whose name was Job. This man was blameless and upright; he feared God and shunned evil.
Job 1:1
 
Even if I were innocent, my mouth would condemn me; if I were blameless, it would pronounce me guilty.
"Although I am blameless, I have no concern for myself; I despise my own life.
Job 9:20-21
 
It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect.
Psalms 18:32
 
The law of his God is in his heart; his feet do not slip.
Psalms 37:31
 
I will be careful to lead a blameless life, when will you come to me? I will walk in my house with blameless heart.
Psalms 101:2
 
Blessed are they who maintain justice, who constantly do what is right.
Psalms 106:3
 
Blessed are they whose ways are blameless, who walk according to the law of the LORD.
Blessed are they who keep his statutes and seek him with all their heart.
They do nothing wrong; they walk in his ways.
Psalms 119:1-3
 
Then I would not be put to shame when I consider all your commands.
Psalms 119:6
 
To all perfection I see a limit; but your commands are boundless. m Mem 97 Oh, how I love your law! I meditate on it all day long.
Psalms 119:96
 
For the upright will live in the land, and the blameless will remain in it;
Proverbs 2:21
 
There is not a righteous man on earth who does what is right and never sins.
Ecclesiastes 7:20
 
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.
Matthew 5:6
 
Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.
Matthew 5:48
 
Jesus answered, "If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me."
Matthew 19:21
 
Both of them were upright in the sight of God, observing all the Lord's commandments and regulations blamelessly.
Luke 1:6
 
A student is not above his teacher, but everyone who is fully trained will be like his teacher.
Luke 6:40
 
When Jesus saw Nathanael approaching, he said of him, "Here is a true Israelite, in whom there is nothing false."
John 1:47
 
We do, however, speak a message of wisdom among the mature, but not the wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing.
1 Corinthians 2:6
 
Since we have these promises, dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God.Paul's Joy
2 Corinthians 7:1
 
We are glad whenever we are weak but you are strong; and our prayer is for your perfection.
2 Corinthians 13:9
 
Finally, brothers, good-by. Aim for perfection, listen to my appeal, be of one mind, live in peace. And the God of love and peace will be with you.
2 Corinthians 13:11
 
It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers,
to prepare God's people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up
until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.
Ephesians 4:11-13
 
so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ,
Philippians 1:10
 
so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which you shine like stars in the universe
Philippians 2:15
 
Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me.
Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead,
I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
All of us who are mature should take such a view of things. And if on some point you think differently, that too God will make clear to you.
Philippians 3:12-15
 
Once you were alienated from God and were enemies in your minds because of your evil behavior.
But now he has reconciled you by Christ's physical body through death to present you holy in his sight, without blemish and free from accusation,
Colossians 1:21-22
 
We proclaim him, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone perfect in Christ.
Colossians 1:28
 
For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form,
and you have been given fullness in Christ, who is the head over every power and authority.
In him you were also circumcised, in the putting off of the sinful nature, not with a circumcision done by the hands of men but with the circumcision done by Christ,
Colossians 2:9-11
 
And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.
Colossians 3:14
 
Epaphras, who is one of you and a servant of Christ Jesus, sends greetings. He is always wrestling in prayer for you, that you may stand firm in all the will of God, mature and fully assured.
Colossians 4:12
 
Night and day we pray most earnestly that we may see you again and supply what is lacking in your faith.
1 Thessalonians 3:10
 
May he strengthen your hearts so that you will be blameless and holy in the presence of our God and Father when our Lord Jesus comes with all his holy ones.
1 Thessalonians 3:13
 
You then, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.
2 Timothy 2:1
 
so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
2 Timothy 3:17
 
Therefore let us leave the elementary teachings about Christ and go on to maturity, not laying again the foundation of repentance from acts that lead to death, and of faith in God,
Hebrews 6:1
 
because by one sacrifice he has made perfect forever those who are being made holy.
Hebrews 10:14
 
May the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep,
equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
Hebrews 13:20-21
 
Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.
James 1:4
 
But the man who looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues to do this, not forgetting what he has heard, but doing it,he will be blessed in what he does.
James 1:25
 
We all stumble in many ways. If anyone is never at fault in what he says, he is a perfect man, able to keep his whole body in check.
James 3:2
 
And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.
1 Peter 5:10
 
But if anyone obeys his word, God's love is truly made complete in him. This is how we know we are in him:
1 John 2:5
 
No one who lives in him keeps on sinning. No one who continues to sin has either seen him or known him.
Dear children, do not let anyone lead you astray. He who does what is right is righteous, just as he is righteous.
He who does what is sinful is of the devil, because the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil's work.
No one who is born of God will continue to sin, because God's seed remains in him; he cannot go on sinning, because he has been born of God.
This is how we know who the children of God are and who the children of the devil are: Anyone who does not do what is right is not a child of God; nor is anyone who does not love his brother.Love one another
1 John 3:6-10
 
No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.
1 John 4:12
 
We know that anyone born of God does not continue to sin; the one who was born of God keeps him safe, and the evil one cannot harm him.
1 John 5:18
 
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