The Path of Perfection
God said here to Abram, “walk before me, and be thou perfect.” That might suggest that Abram was not perfect at the time God was speaking thus with him. If he were already “perfect” in whatever sense God meant, it would have been unnecessary to still say that he would become what he already was. That may further suggest that God does not expect one to have been “perfect” before they come to Him. That would mean that God will accept us as we come, but will not leave us the way we came; which means that for each one God calls, He has a vision of where He is taking them to: the place of perfection. That is as Jesus often said to those He called: “Follow me, and I will make you…” (Matthew 4:19).