We can all get caught in the performance trap. This can drive us to perfectionism that will slowly kill us or leave us paralyzed so that we don’t even try out of fear of failing. Both paths cause damage to our lives. When we bring this attitude to scripture, we turn the life-giving Word of God into chains of bondage and a heavy load that no one can shoulder. So, when we look at a section like the Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 5-7, we find more things to add to the list of “Do’s and Don’ts” that weigh us down even further. And when Jesus says that we are to “be perfect as your heavenly Father is perfect,” it seems to only further solidify our viewpoint. But what if we have brought our viewpoint to the Word of God instead of letting the Word of God shape our viewpoint. In this video, we take a look at this verse and see that instead of offering a burden, it offers life and wholeness.