Imperfectly Perfect

For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.” [Romans 3:23-24 NIV]

Sin is such a pervasive thing. And it’s so small. Sin is simply missing the mark, falling short. God is perfect and holy and righteous and anything that falls short of that is sin basically. We sin just by being imperfect, let alone committing any offense such as lying etc.

It is impossible for us to reach such a standard. We fail even in our own eyes every day, not living up to our own expectations, let alone meeting the expectations of a holy God. Just as Paul says – “For I do not do the good I want to do, but the evil I do not want to do—this I keep on doing.” [Rom 7:19 NIV] Imagine the burden carried by the Jews of the Old Testament who had to sacrifice animals for their sin daily. Impossible!

That’s why Jesus death and God’s grace are so amazing. We can stop stressing and striving to be perfect. God’s grace has covered it all. We still do our best, but know with great peace, that He forgives the rest in His grace. He sees us as the perfect beings we wish we were, through Christ. No guilt, no shame, just rest and grace. Love it!

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Published in: on 26th July, 2011 at 6:08 am  Leave a Comment  
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