Monday, May 09, 2016

"for I am a sinful man, O Lord" - For Human Beings to be Complete

Mountain Area North of Tokyo

For Human Beings to be Complete

Christ Jesus said to be complete like your Father in Heaven who is God.

To be complete is to perform something 100% to requirements.  For example, to finish a work in any genre must meet this teaching.  But, believing in God 100% will be complete belief.

You can make efforts that may be measured by quantity of your achievements.  For example you may walk 100 km, 1,000 km, or 10,000 km.  But you cannot see when it will be complete.  But, if you walk in a wrong direction, no matter how much you may walk, it is incomplete.

But if you never lose a right direction, your 10 km walking to the right direction may be complete.  In this sense, to find a right direction is the first step for us to be complete.

Christ Jesus also said that we cannot serve both God and Mammon at the same time.  If we serve God 100% in our daily lives, we may be complete.  But if we serve God 50% while enjoying riches, social status, and privileges, it cannot be complete.

To be complete as a human being is to live 100% as God requests us to live.

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Luk 5:8 When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus' knees, saying, Depart from me; for I am a sinful man, O Lord.
Luk 5:9 For he was astonished, and all that were with him, at the draught of the fishes which they had taken: