James 2:10 For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles at just one point is guilty of breaking all of it. This was given to us to explain how the law was flawed......Not that it was not perfect...we are not and,no matter how hard we try, we can never be perfect enough to save ourselves. Surely. failing and not being perfect is by God's standards, not man's. Surely, for man to qualify for perfection on his own, the law was meant to be followed explicitly not missing one aspect 24/7. It was given to humans then and it should be interpreted the same for man today with regards to our individual perfection. Since most of us think that we are saved by Grace and not of our works, we are no longer under the law but, the requirement for perfection in God's eyes would not have changed because we would agree that God doesn't change Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. This discussion about following the law must be the same as and in terms of our perfection,Since we don't apply the law any more but God has not changed, does God want perfection?..Sure he does! But it is not a requirement. As a believer, God gives us the life of his son. When we sin, and in some way ,sin we will, God justifies us ( just as if we have no sin) because, when he looks, he sees his son and not our sin. Jeremiah 31:34 .And they shall teach no more every man his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, Know the LORD: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the LORD: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more. KVJ (I take notice that it that it does say they will sin no more but I will remember their sin no more!) The old man is gone, the new has come.; surely we all strive for perfection. But God's standard would be the same. If perfection or being sinless is what we do to prove to God we are ready and worthy, we must do it everyday , day in day out, 24/7...but if you "FAIL BUT ONCE" , by God's standard, you have lost the battle. But fear not, with Jesus in you is not a promise of perfection yet, but a promise that he will give you his righteousness and holiness ( not yours) until that time when you come face to face with God and he glorifies and perfects you! Perfection is not of this world but the spirit world which we are destined.