Matthew 5:48 is the forty-eighth and final verse of the fifth chapter of the Gospel of Matthew in the New Testament and is part of the Sermon on the Mount. This is the final verse of the final antithesis, and it is a summary of Jesus' earlier teachings.
Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.
Matthew 5:48. Be ye therefore perfect, as your Father This perfection is to be restrained to the subject Christ is upon, love to men, and not to be referred to any, or every other thing; wherefore, in ( Luke 6:36 ) it is, "be ye merciful, as your Father also is merciful"; and regards not a perfection of degree in that, but objects and ...
And therein we must study to conform ourselves to the example of our heavenly Father, 1Pe 1:15,16. Surely more is to be expected from the followers of Christ than from others; surely more will be found in them than in others. Let us beg of God to enable us to prove ourselves his children. Matthew 5:48 Commentaries.
In context, Jesus is telling his disciples their standard is not to be the letter of the law but the perfection of God. The statement appears at the end of a segment in the Sermon on the Mount where Jesus specifically deals with his disciples relationship with the law (Matthew 5:17-48). The section begins.
Chapter 5. Jesus preaches the Sermon on the Mount—Its teachings replace and transcend some aspects of the law of Moses—All are commanded to be perfect like their Father in Heaven. ... 5 Blessed are themeek: for they shall inherit the earth. .... 48Be ye thereforeperfect, even as yourFather which is in heaven is perfect.
Feb 21, 2013 ... Jesus said in the Sermon on the Mount, “Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect” (Mt 5:48). This is often interpreted as a call to sinless perfection, something that Christians cannot attain prior to glorification. As such it's used as a hermeneutical key to understanding the Sermon on the Mount ...
Surat Al-Ma'idah [verse 48]
48. Caesar, approving of his motives, although he was disappointed in his expectation of three legions, and reduced to two, yet placed his only hopes of the common safety in dispatch. He goes into the territories of the Nervii by long marches. There he learns from some prisoners what things are going on in the camp of ...
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