Philippians 3:12 "Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own" So why try to be perfect? This is the answer for all my brothers and sisters in Christ. For those of you who aren't however, I'm afraid you need more than just one Bible verse and an actual person to talk to about such matters as Sin and Perfection. Yeah I know, your like "Humans sin?" I know. Shocking isn't it? So why the heck try to be perfect if we know we can't (Romans 3:23)? And if we are saved by grace alone and our works have nothing to do with our salvation than why don't we just party like the Gentiles and lead lives full of lust and idolatry (PARTY IN THE USA!!) ? HELLO! BECAUSE CHRIST IS IN YOU!! And with that you should strive to be like him. I find it disheartening that many of my piers think the way of the Gentile is an okay thing to do for at least a little while, I mean your only a teenager for so long right? WRONG! Come on guys don't conform to the world!
Now of course if you are one of the ones who thinks the way of the Gentile is okay then your most likely struggling in your faith and are tempted heavily by the world and all that it has to offer. But really you should wake up and smell the coffee, after all do you really want to be a Gentile? "Yeah man, getting stoned and having sex with every chick/dude I meet is so awesome and fulfilling." Sorry but I don't buy that lie. You see God's way is perfect, it is hard, but in the scheme of it all God's way of life leads to unimaginable joy and happiness. After all its PERFECT. So those that read this let us encourage one another to be like Christ and walk in the ways of Righteousness
-My 2 Cents Worth,