A great number of women wonder if the perfect man exists. They have scanned the horizon and often come back thinking they must train a man to make him perfect. That leads them to the question, “Can a man learn to be perfect?” Certainly, a great number of women attempt to find out! In the long run, the realization of perfection depends upon the standard used and whether or not a man adheres to it. Many women believe their man reaches near perfection when they can get him to stop leaving his underwear on the floor and he begins putting the dishes in the dishwasher. Seeking the perfect man is no joke! A higher standard of perfection exists. A perfect man can be had!
In the pages of the Bible, Jesus stands as a sinless model of perfection. However, the Bible lists two other men as being perfect. Genesis 6:9 notes, “Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations and Noah walked with God.” Job 1:1, 1:8, and 2:3 declare Job “perfect and upright, one that feareth God, and turned away from evil”. The characteristics that went with perfection: being just, walking with God, being upright, fearing God, and turning away from evil. Truthfully, these can be reduced to two: Fearing God and keeping His commandments. Fearing God means to be reverent toward Him. Not surprisingly, the concept of these two characteristics of perfection can be found elsewhere in scripture. God declared these characteristics ought to represent the Israelites whom He delivered from Egypt (Deuteronomy 5:29, 6:2, 8:6, 13:4. The judge Samuel also voiced it to Israel: “Only fear the LORD, and serve him in truth with all your heart: for consider how great things he hath done for you” (I Samuel 12:24). King Solomon given great wisdom from God declared: “Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man” (Ecclesiastes 12:13). King Hezekiah declared as much when he said: “I have walked before thee in truth and with a perfect heart” (Isaiah 38:3). Though other Old Testament references exist, consider one last mention of the characteristics that go with perfection spoken from the perfect man Jesus: “God is a spirit and those that worship Him must worship Him in Spirit and Truth” (John 4:24). If a woman wants to find a perfect man, the true standard involves these characteristics.
Is perfection too much to expect from a man? No! So Ladies, do not give up! Not only Jesus, Noah, and Job meet the standard. David proclaimed God made his way perfect (2 Samuel 22:33). Jesus called upon man to be perfect in Matthew 5:48, “Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.” Paul wrote, “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.” (2 Timothy 3:16-17) The words of Paul explain the Word of God directs man to perfection. Again, Paul declares in Ephesians 4:13 it is the knowledge of the Son of God coming from the gospel which will perfect a man. He further writes in Romans 12:2 that man is to transform from his worldly ways proving the Will of God. This is action! This comes from fearing God and keeping God’s commandments as established long ago stretching even to the Garden of Eden (Genesis 2:17).
Understand this, perfection does not mean a man will not sin (I John 1:8). Though perfect men may sin, they realize through the advocate Jesus Christ, their sin will be forgiven (I John 2:1-2). In the garden, Jesus prayed fervently for himself, his disciples, and those that would believe on Him in the world. Part of the words he uttered there are as follows: “And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth. Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word; That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one: I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me. (John 17:19-23) Jesus expresses that when man unites with Him, He unites with them. By the glory of God in Christ, man becomes perfect. Though God’s grace exists, man does not let sin continue to reign over him, but walks in a life for Christ (Romans 6).
As Christ prayed for the perfection of men, ladies pray for your perfect man. This is a courageous work that God will aid you in. Consider Colossians 4:12: “Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ, saluteth you, always labouring fervently for you in prayers, that ye may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God.” Epaphras worked to pray for the perfection of the saints. The author of Hebrews also prayed for the perfection of the saints in Hebrews 13:20-21. James the brother of Jesus wrote: “The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.” (James 5:16) Do not let a day go by that you do not pray for your perfect man. Let God continue to strengthen him through your prayers.
Finally, as iron sharpens iron, ladies if you want a perfect man, perfect yourselves. Psalms 18:32 – “It is God that girdeth me with strength, and maketh my way perfect”. Micah 6:8 – “He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?” God does not just desire that the male demonstrate the characteristics of perfection, but the female as well. The words of the mother of King Lemuel which she taught him (Proverbs 31:30) “Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised.” Such a woman represents perfection in the eyes of a man and most importantly God. When a woman cleaves to a man she must remember she stands as his helpmeet. She aids him in perfection to such a degree that she need not even say a word when he struggles with perfection knowing that her example of perfection appeals to him (I Peter 3:1-2).
Seeking the perfect man? A perfect standard exists for the perfect man. Seek a man who fears God and keeps His commandments. Seek a man who desires the same perfection in you. Perfect men exist. Through His Word, Jesus sacrificed Himself to perfect those who would abide in Him (John 8:31-32). Man on his own cannot achieve perfection, he will sin. Pray for his perfection. Show him your perfection in the way you live your life for Christ. You can be the perfect woman for the perfect man.