In Christ the ideal is real
The Christian experience is far different from this.

We’ve arrived, but we still have ground to cover. It seems contradictory, but Christians experience this blessed spiritual state.

Finally therefore, brothers, we ask you and appeal to you in the Lord Jesus that, just as you have received from us how it is necessary for you to live and to please God, just as indeed you are living, that you progress even more.
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