It has been said that “the ground is level at the foot of the cross.” One of the wonderful things about the nature of God is that He is not a respecter of persons — He doesn’t play favorites or show partiality! One of the signs of God maturing us is that we will not see ourselves as superior to other people, but we will see them as ones whom the Lord loves just as much as He loves us.
In this exploration of the command Be Perfect, you will be deeply encouraged as you see God’s desire to mature His children. One of the ways He does this is by increasing our level of training, one step at a time, to become more dependent upon Him. Irritations, hardships, and difficult people are “classrooms” God gives us. As we become more dependent on Him, we become channels of His life and His love to others, and we are seen as “children of our Father in heaven.”