Saturday, May 29, 2010

A Little Reminder: God Is Perfect


"He is the Rock, his works are perfect, and all his ways are just. A faithful God who does no wrong, upright and just is He." Deut. 32:4

We are the ones who mess up.

It is imperfect people who spend money on their wants before their needs.

It is imperfect people who drive after drinking and kill themselves or others who drove safely.

It's imperfect people who have sex before marriage and then deal with the myriad problems afterward.

It's imperfect people who marry the wrong person in haste or marry the right person, but treat them selfishly.

It's imperfect people who eat food laced with chemicals and it's imperfect committees of people who approve those foods for sale.

It's imperfect people who eat wrong, exercise only sometimes, smoke, drink and sleep too few hours--and who pay for it in their bodies.

It's imperfect people who mishandle fire and get burned, who climb mountains and fall from them, who go out on boats not knowing how to swim.

And it's the god (little g) of this world who blinds the minds of imperfect people lest they see a perfect God who is passionately in love with them (II Cor. 4:4). A perfect God who never, ever makes mistakes. A God who is Love. Instead, it's little g god who tells everyone to blame God for the consequences of their imperfection.

God is perfect and to be trusted. For me, this is Christianity 101. There is no advancing deeper into God until this one fact is settled.



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James 1:17
Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.


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Think about it: Would you give your child cancer or place him in a horrific accident to teach her something?

Neither would God.

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"10 For wisdom will enter your heart,
and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul.

11 Discretion will protect you,
and understanding will guard you." ... Proverbs 2:10, 11

1 comment:

Tracy said...

Amen!