The great commandment to be perfect as our Father in Heaven is perfect is rooted in a desire which exists in all of us. If you have ever worked for a flawed and poorly managed company and listened to the endless complaints of the employees who work there you well know how much people can’t stand incompetence and bad decision-making. There is something within us that cannot tolerate imperfection and craves and strives for perfection.
The human drive for achievement, excellence and attainment is innate. It is a direct result of the operation of the Spirit over all mankind who compels us onward. When Joshua sent his spirit on Pentecost, he poured it out over all flesh, and not just the apostles congregated in a room.
The ministry of God the Spirit is everywhere present, at all times, in all of space. The psalmist echoed this truth when he said,
Where can I go from your Spirit?
Where can I flee from your presence?
If I go up to the heavens, you are there;
If I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
This interaction between God and Man is occurring daily to all peoples of all races and nations for all of time. The hand of God, though invisible, is active in uplifting all of mankind.
The quest for perfection is part of the human struggle for existence, in the material struggles we face in our daily lives and in the spiritual struggles we face in our efforts to fulfill and follow the leading of the Spirit and the manifestation of the divine law we witness. We encounter situations, crisis, events in our jobs, family life, in our cities and nations which force us to adapt, react, and make decisions. The decisions we make with the aid of the indwelling spirit further us along in this eternal quest.