I love reading stories, especially the ones that talk about extraordinary human achievements and endeavors. I get a kick out of reading how individuals rise above the meritocracy and shine in history as icons of limitless living and endless possibilities.
One of my favorites, is the epic story of Noah in the Bible. God wanted to wipe out creation because of man’s great sin, and Noah rises as a champion to build an ark under the instructions of God to save a handful of people.
There is a small twist to the story that makes me a little jittery. God’s description of Noah, He called him “perfect in his generation”.
I’m unable to comprehend the magnitude of that introduction. I’m far from perfect, I don’t think I’m perfect even in my family, let alone in this generation.
In this post, I want to answer a few questions that came to my mind:
Does God love only perfect people?
Absolutely no, God loves us all. Perfect, imperfect, sinner, saint, drunkard, gay, straight, thief, rich, poor and every other description we may come up with for humans.
John 3:16, God so loved the world, He gave His only begotten son.
Does God use only perfect people?
The answer to that question is a resounding NO! God chooses to use any and every vessel that will yield itself to His will and purpose. The Bible is full of examples, men and women with many flaws, but moved by a great desire and passion to serve the lofty and the perfect will of God.
Can we be perfect?
Yes! We can be perfect. Allow me to explain, God will never call us for anything that we are not capable of doing or accomplishing. Although life, our own frailties and inclination to sin and evil may challenge that possibility. Let me assure it is possible to lead a life that is blameless and perfect.
How can I be perfect?
While our minds will tell us, we have to be more disciplined, exercise greater will power, and be more involved in religious activities. I’d like to challenge those thought patterns, we can only be perfect by the grace of God and the cleansing effect of the blood of Jesus. All our righteousness is filthy rags before the Lord. It’s the goodness of God that brings us to a place of perfection before God.
Grace is a gift from God, to the most undeserving of us and has the power to convert the most notorious sinner into a perfect saint. Grace is Jesus, Jesus is God, God is love, and Love covers a multitude of sins.
Leaning on and loving Jesus and walking with Him is what brings perfection in our lives.
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