Containing a month of daily meditations, this volume takes the reader through the Scriptures, noting the principal passages in which the word “perfect” occurs. In each case, Murray examines the context of its use to find what the word was meant to convey. A simple yet powerful guidebook, each meditation runs four or five pages.
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Features daily reflections for a month
Examines the notable use of the word “perfect” in the Bible
The Old Testament
A Perfect Heart Makes a Perfect Man—Gen. vi. 9
Walk Before Me, and Be Thou Perfect—Gen. xvii. 13
Perfect With the Lord Thy God—Deut. xviii. 13
I Have Walked Before Thee With a Perfect Heart—2 Kings xx. 2–5
O Lord, Give a Perfect Heart—1 Chron. xxix. 19
God’s Strength for the Perfect in Heart—2 Chron. xvi. 8, 9
With the Perfect God Shows Himself Perfect—Ps. xviii. 23–32
Perfect in Heart Leads to Perfect in the Way—Ps. cxix. 1
Perfect as the Father—Matt. v. 48
Perfected as the Master—Luke vi. 36–40
The Perfect Selling All to Follow Christ—Matt. xix. 21
The Perfect Man a Spiritual Man—1 Cor. ii. 6
Perfecting Holiness—2 Cor. vii. 1
We Pray for Your Perfecting: Be Perfected—2 Cor. xiii. 9, 11
Not Perfected, Yet Perfect—Phil. iii. 12–15
Perfect, and Yet to Be Perfected—Phil. iii. 12–17
Perfect in Christ—Col. i. 27–29
Perfect in All the Will of God—Col. iv. 12
Christ Made Perfect through Suffering—Heb. ii. 10
Let Us Press on to Perfection—Heb. v. 14, vi. 1
No Perfection By the Law—Heb. vii. 11–19
Christ Hath Perfected Us—Heb. ix. 11, 12
God Perfect You in Every Good Thing—Heb. xiii. 20, 21
Perfect Patience Makes a Perfect Man—Jas. i. 4
The Perfect Tongue Marks the Perfect Man—Jas. iii. 2
God Shall Himself Perfect You—1 Pet. v. 10, 11
Perfect Love: Keeping His Word—1 John ii. 5
Perfect Love: Loving One Another—1 John iv. 11
Perfect Love: God Abiding in Us—1 John iv. 12
Perfect Love: Being As He Is—1 John iv. 17
Perfect Love: Casting Out Fear—1 John iv. 18
Praise for the Print Edition
His teaching is reverent and helpful, and cannot fail to profit the reader.
—The British Friend
We heartily commend this little work. It is gracious, devout, instructive, and practical.
Mr. Murray writes ably and interestingly, and shows a deeply devout and earnest spirit.
—North British Daily Mail
Title: Be Perfect!
Author: Andrew Murray
Publisher: James Nisbet & Co.
Publication Date: 1894
About Andrew Murray
Andrew Murray (1828–1917) was born in Graaff Reinet, South Africa, to Dutch missionary parents. Educated at King’s College, Aberdeen, he then studied theology at the University of Utrecht. Andrew and his older brother John were ordained in the Dutch Reformed Church in 1848. Murray pastored South African churches in Bloemfontein, Worcester, Cape Town, and Wellington. A champion of missionary work, he founded the South African General Mission in 1889. That ministry continued to grow, and today it is part of the SIM (Serving in Mission) organization.
A prolific author and lecturer, Murray authored over 200 books during his lifetime, and he was invited to speak at churches and conferences all over the world. Married for over 60 years and the father of eight children, Murray passed away in January 1917.
Title: Be Perfect!: A Message from the Father in Heaven to His Children on Earth: Meditations for a Month
Andrew Murray (May 9, 1828–January 18, 1917) was a South African pastor, teacher, and writer. He was educated in Aberdeen, Scotland, and at the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands. In 1848, Murray was ordained in the Dutch Reformed Church and returned to live and work in South Africa.
Murray was very focused on missions, considering it to be “the chief end of the church.” In 1889 he cofounded the South African General Mission with Martha Osborn and Spencer Walton. As their work spread throughout the continent, the mission’s name changed to Africa Evangelical Fellowship (AEF), and in 1998 AEF joined SIM which today has over 1,800 active missionaries in over 43 countries. Andrew Murray authored over 240 books, including Abide in Christ, The Holiest of All, The Spiritual Life, and The Mystery of the True Vine.