Lesson for November 19, 2016.

PERFECTION IN LIFE’S RACE

Scripture Reading: Philippians 3rd chapter.

Memory Verse: Philippians 3:14.

  1. What was the standard to which Noah attained in his day? Genesis 6:8,9.
  2. What standard did God demand of Abraham? Genesis 17:1.
  3. What infers that Enoch had attained perfection? Genesis 5:22-25; Hebrews 11:5.
  4. What does the New Testament say about Zacharias and Elizabeth? Luke 1:5,6.
  5. On what condition did God promise to establish Solomon upon the throne of King David? 1 Kings 9:3-5.
  6. What is said of those who have attained perfection? Psalms 37:37.
  7. What instructions were given to Israel for this attainment? Deuteronomy 18:9-13.
  8. What was said of the nations of Canaan? Deuteronomy 18:14.

NOTE: The margin renders “perfect” as “upright” or “sincere”. An upright man is one who is sincere and has no desire to do wrong.

  1. Whom did our Lord Jesus set forth as our example of perfection? Matthew 5:48.
  2. What must the rich do in order to attain perfection? Matthew 19:16-21.
  3. How did the wealthy man react to this demand? Matthew 19:22.
  4. In a certain parable, how much are we required to sell in order to receive salvation? Matthew 13:45,46.

NOTE: Self is the only obstacle in the way of our goal of perfection. Wealth hinders the rich. What hinders the poor? Do we sell all? Some of us treasure malice, envy, wrath, and deceit in our souls and refuse to sell them out in order to buy the pearl of great price, which pearl is Christ.

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