Ecclesiastes 7:20 says, “Not a single person on earth is always good and never sins” and due to the power of sin no one is righteous (Romans 3:9-10). Having said that, there are no perfect people, families, churches, jobs, relationships, schools, police departments, court systems, and no perfect governments. Romans 3:23-24 reminds us that, “For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard. Yet God, with undeserved kindness, declares that we are righteous. He did this through Christ Jesus when he freed us from the penalty for our sins.” And that’s just it…although we miss the mark of perfection we are made righteous through Christ and him alone!! So if we can continue to believe in our Perfect Savior and persevere by serving one another, despite our imperfections we will experience perfect moments in our lives.
Pray with me:
Gracious Father and precious God, we lift up people, families, churches, jobs, relationships, schools, police departments, court systems, and governments. Fill them with all truth in all peace. Where it is corruption, purify it; where it is in error, direct it; where in anything it is amiss, reform it. Where it is right, strengthen it; where it is in want, provide for it; where it is divided, reunite it; for the sake of Jesus Christ your Son, our Savior. Amen.