Be what you ought to be
In his devotional today, Ed M. touches on a term, using 2 Cor 13.11, that I often refer to, in order to help others understand: perfection.
The word “perfect” suggested “restoration.” It meant “to fix what was defective.” The term is translated “mature,” Colossians 4:12. Hence, the idea was to be what we ought to be, to put oneself in order, Philippians 3:12. The apostle was encouraging the Corinthians to get rid of the old ways, to become complete in Christ, cf. James 1:4.
Focus question: How perfect is my perfection?