God’s not looking for perfection, He’s entered His rest knowing the end from the beginning. Everything is going according to plan. He spoke His word which He holds higher than His name. God is looking for obedience, the proof of love.
Angles were made to serve and worship Him. Humans are a little different in that we do not start out good. After believing in Jesus, the Son of God, time is required for perfection. God knows that! Agape does not come easily. Love that will sacrifice itself for others is contrary to our flesh. That kind of love only happens when walking in the Spirit.
When we believe, we will grow in wisdom when seeking to understand God’s will. After awhile God’s love become more than hope. Faith grows to recognize His love as it is demonstrated for and through our life. Through following His word, because we believe, we experience God’s love perfecting us.
“By this we know that we have come to know Him, if we keep His commandments. The one who says, ‘I have come to know Him,’ and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him; but whoever follows His word, in him the love of God has truly been perfected. By this we know that we are in Him: the one who says that he remains in Him ought, himself also, walk just as He walked.”John 2:3-6 NAS