But you are to be perfect, even as your Father in heaven is perfect.
The grace of God is NOT a lessening of His commands.
Grace isn't, "Nice try. Not quite, but I'll accept it."
Grace doesn't diminish the Law.
God STILL requires perfection.
It is a necessity.
Which is why Jesus lived a perfect life.
Jesus did what God required.
And He offers us His perfect resume' so that we can fulfill God's requirements without Him lessening His commands to do so.
God will NOT compromise His holy standards.
BUT, He does provide a holy substitute in Whom we can meet His standards in the person and work of Jesus Christ on our behalf.
Grace is Not merely Cheap Law.
The Law is still very expensive and God does NOT lower the bar so that sinners can leap over it.
He allows us to inherit Jesus' success after He jumped over the bar.