Do you have a mentor or mentors in your life? Or are you looking for a mentor? First and foremost, we are followers of Christ. But I am talking about someone in this world you admire and desire to be like.
The Bible says, “Mark the Perfect man, and behold the upright: for the end of that man is peace” (Psalm 37:7). That means we should observe and follow the ways of such a person. This verse has far-reaching application.
Let’s look at an example outside the church environment. Consider a person starting his own lawn care Business. He knows a couple of friends who have been in the lawn care business for a number of years. He also knows the drastic difference between the business approaches of those owners. One upholds the highest moral standards in his dealings with his customers. As for the other owner, he has maintained a bad business reputation.
According to the verse, the new owner should model his business after the owner who operates with high moral standards. By doing so, his ways will have peace and prosperity for their end. This is a simple example. But we can apply this principle to all walks of life.
As for the “perfect man,” we know that none of us are literally perfect. From a practical standpoint, perfect does not denote literal perfection but spiritual and moral completeness. Based on the context of the verse above, this lifestyle was God’s desire for His servants even during the Old Testament era. It is for us today as well.
God advises us to follow the perfect man or woman because the end of their ways is peace. These two—moral uprightness and peace—are mutually inclusive. Let us model this powerful truth in our own lives.
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