Contributed by J Jeffrey Smead on Feb 20, 2011
In Greek, the word translated "perfect" in Matthew is "teleios". " If something accomplishes what it is designed to do, it is said to be perfect that is "teleios" So "telios" is often translated as "mature". "Teleios" has the idea of "being complete."
Jesus proclaims In the Gospel Lesson today: "Be perfect, therefore, as your Heavenly Father is perfect." Be Perfect!
Let us consider two other passages that speak to this calling, a calling to be perfect:
From Genesis Gen. 6:9 "Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah