The new Testament begins with the gospels of Jesus Christ. Showing us how a man can so closely live in perfection with His Father, God. This is followed by the apostles lives after the resurrection. Most of the rest of the new Testament is a portrayal of Paul’s relationship with Jesus. The more you study it the easier it is to see that Paul is merely a man who is doing his best and failing sometimes while prevailing at other times. It is such a relief to know that if we are doing the best we can that our Father is still uplifted by our work.