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Bible Readings for the Home Circle - 1914 edition

Section 12

Christian Growth and Experience

Chapter 138.

Perfection of Character

1. WHY are we exhorted to patience?
"But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting [lacking] nothing." James 1:4.

2. How perfect does Christ tell us to be?
"Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect." Matt. 5:48.

3. In whom are we complete?
"And ye are complete in Him." Col. 2:10.

4. After accepting Christ, what are we to do?
"Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection." Heb. 6:1.

5. In what is the Christian to grow?
"But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ." 2 Peter 3:18.

6. How may one grow in grace?
"Giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; . . . knowledge; . . . temperance; . . . patience; . . . godliness; . . . brotherly kindness; . . . charity." 2 Peter 1:5-8.

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7. Why does Christ desire this growth in His followers?
"That He might present it to Himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish." Eph. 5:27.

8. What will cause the Christian to grow?
"As new-born babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby." 1 Peter 2:2.

9. In order to grow by the word of God, what must one do?
"Thy words were found, and I did eat them," Jer. 15:16.
"Thy word have I hid in mine heart." Ps. 119:11. See Col. 3:16.

10. What does God's word then become  to the believer?
"Thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart." Jer. 15:16, last part.

11. Why are the Scriptures given?
"All scripture is: given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: that the man of God may be perfect; thoroughly furnished unto all good works." 2 Tim. 3:16,17.

12. How may the lack of wisdom be supplied?
"If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him." James 1:5.

13. In how many things may we ask help from God?
"Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God." Phil. 4:6.

14. What is an evidence of perfection?
"If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body." James 3:2.

15. What is the bond of perfection?
"And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness." Col. 3:14. See Phil. 3:13,14; Heb. 12:14.

16. How perfect would God have us become?
"And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ." 1 Thess. 5:23.


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