30 Important Bible Verses About Not Being Perfect

Matthew 5:48 – Be Perfect as Your Heavenly Father is Perfect

“Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.”

Ecclesiastes 7:20 – No One is Perfect

“Indeed, there is no one on earth who is righteous, no one who does what is right and never sins.”

Proverbs 20:9 – No One Can Claim to Be Perfect

“Who can say, ‘I have kept my heart pure; I am clean and without sin’?”

Philippians 3:12 – Not Yet Perfect, but Striving

“Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me.”

1 John 1:8 – If We Claim to Be Perfect, We Deceive Ourselves

“If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us.”

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Galatians 3:3 – Not Being Perfect by the Law

“Are you so foolish? After beginning by means of the Spirit, are you now trying to finish by means of the flesh?”

Romans 3:10 – No One is Perfect, Not Even One

“As it is written: ‘There is no one righteous, not even one; there is no one who understands; there is no one who seeks God.”

2 Corinthians 12:9 – God’s Power is Made Perfect in Weakness

“But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore, I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.”

Colossians 1:28 – Presenting Everyone Perfect in Christ

“He is the one we proclaim, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone fully mature in Christ.”

Romans 7:15 – Struggling with Imperfection

“I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do, I do not do, but what I hate I do.”

James 3:2 – Everyone Stumbles in Many Ways

“We all stumble in many ways. Anyone who is never at fault in what they say is perfect, able to keep their whole body in check.”

2 Timothy 3:16-17 – Scripture Equips Us for Every Good Work

“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”

1 Peter 5:10 – God Will Perfect, Confirm, Strengthen, and Establish Us

“And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.”

Hebrews 10:14 – Perfected for All Time by Christ’s Sacrifice

“For by one sacrifice he has made perfect forever those who are being made holy.”

1 John 3:2-3 – When He Appears, We Shall Be Like Him

“Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is. All who have this hope in him purify themselves, just as he is pure.”

Colossians 2:10 – You Are Complete in Him

“And in Christ you have been brought to fullness. He is the head over every power and authority.”

Proverbs 24:16 – Though the Righteous Fall Seven Times

“For though the righteous fall seven times, they rise again, but the wicked stumble when calamity strikes.”

Matthew 11:28-30 – Finding Rest in Jesus

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

Isaiah 64:6 – All Our Righteous Acts are Like Filthy Rags

“All of us have become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous acts are like filthy rags; we all shrivel up like a leaf, and like the wind, our sins sweep us away.”

Psalm 18:32 – God Equips Me with Strength

“It is God who arms me with strength and keeps my way secure.”

2 Peter 3:14 – Strive to Be Found Blameless

“So then, dear friends, since you are looking forward to this, make every effort to be found spotless, blameless and at peace with him.”

Philippians 1:6 – God Will Continue His Work in Me

“Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”

Isaiah 43:25 – God Blots Out Our Transgressions

“I, even I, am he who blots out your transgressions, for my own sake, and remembers your sins no more.”

Psalm 37:23-24 – The Lord Establishes the Steps of the One

“The Lord makes firm the steps of the one who delights in him; though he may stumble, he will not fall, for the Lord upholds him with his hand.”

2 Corinthians 5:17 – New Creation in Christ

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!”

Psalm 51:10 – Create in Me a Pure Heart

“Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.”

Galatians 5:16 – Walk by the Spirit

“So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.”

1 Peter 2:21-24 – Jesus Suffered for Us

“To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps. ‘He committed no sin, and no deceit was found in his mouth.’ When they hurled their insults at him, he did not retaliate; when he suffered, he made no threats. Instead, he entrusted himself to him who judges justly. ‘He himself bore our sins’ in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; ‘by his wounds, you have been healed.'”

Hebrews 12:2 – Fixing Our Eyes on Jesus

“Fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him, he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”

Proverbs 16:9 – A Man’s Heart Plans His Course

“In their hearts, humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps.”

John 8:7 – Let Him Who is Without Sin Cast the First Stone

“When they kept on questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, ‘Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.'”

Psalm 138:8 – The Lord Will Fulfill His Purpose for Me

“The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me; your steadfast love, O Lord, endures forever. Do not forsake the work of your hands.”

James 1:4 – Let Perseverance Finish Its Work

“Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.”

1 Thessalonians 5:23-24 – God Will Sanctify You Completely

“May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul, and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. The one who calls you is faithful, and he will do it.”

Psalm 139:23-24 – Search Me, O God

“Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me and lead me in the way everlasting.”

Romans 8:37-39 – Nothing Can Separate Us from God’s Love

“No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

1 Corinthians 2:9 – Things God Has Prepared for Those Who Love Him

“What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived— the things God has prepared for those who love him.”

Psalm 119:96 – Your Commands are Boundless

“To all perfection, I see a limit, but your commands are boundless.”

Luke 1:37 – Nothing is Impossible with God

“For no word from God will ever fail.”

Psalm 18:30 – God’s Way is Perfect

“As for God, his way is perfect: The Lord’s word is flawless; he shields all who take refuge in him.”

2 Corinthians 13:11 – Be Perfect, Aim for Restoration

“Finally, brothers and sisters, rejoice! Strive for full restoration, encourage one another, be of one mind, live in peace. And the God of love and peace will be with you.”

Jeremiah 32:27 – Nothing is Too Hard for God

“I am the Lord, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me?”

Psalm 139:14 – I am Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

“I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.”

2 Timothy 4:7-8 – Finish the Race and Keep the Faith

“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.”

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