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Perfection?

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Reading: Psalm 25: 8-10

Verse 9: “He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them His ways”.

Sometimes I wonder why God engages us. Over and over I sin – yet God continues to love me. The good words of the psalmist remind me of why. He begins with, “good and upright is the Lord”. God loves us because of who He is, not because of who we are. God keeps His promises. God promises to always engage us – God will be our God always; God will never leave or forsake us; God’s mercies will never end.

Through the power and presence of the Holy Spirit, God continually instructs the sinners. The Holy Spirit convicts us and leads us to repentance when we do sin. The Holy Spirit and God’s Word also work in us to teach us more about God and our faith, to do good works, to love our neighbors, to live faithfully. In verse 9 the psalmist writes, “He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them His ways”. God guides the humble. If we think we know it all or if we are arrogant or, worse yet, if we think we have ‘arrived’ on our faith journey, then we are not humble. Humility is required for the continued walk of faith.

Our section of today’s Psalm closes by again reminding us that God is loving and faithful to those who obey. When we keep the commands of God, then we experience God’s love and faithfulness. God does not bless the wayward. God does help the prodigal to return home, to a right relationship with God, so that He can bless us. Thankfully, God is never done with us.

The process of God continuing to work in us to be more and more like Jesus Christ is called ‘sanctification’. This refining process draws us in and leads to our becoming more holy. John Wesley called this process “going on to perfection”. Jesus was perfect. The goal of our faith is to become more and more like Christ. I think we only become perfect when we stand beside Him in eternal glory. But for now, in this life, may we seek to draw ever closer to Jesus Christ, the perfector of our faith.

Prayer: Lord, even as I acknowledge my imperfections and admit my failures, I ask you to make me more and more like Jesus today. Make me a better witness, a deeper follower, a more willing servant. In all my seconds, minutes, and hours, may I shine your light. Amen.

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3 thoughts on “Perfection?

  1. JOY TO THE WORLD THE LORD HAS COME, I PRAY THE WORLD OPEN TNEIR HEARTS TO RECEIVE HIS LOVE, I PRAY FOR OUR LEADERS TO BE HONEST IN ALL THEY DO, SO THEY DONT LOSE THIER SOUL.
    I PRAY FOR PEACE, ALL OVER OUR WORLD, FOR NATIONS TO BE HONEST..
    I PRAY THE GREED IN THE HEARTS OF EVERYONE TO PASS AND TRUTH TO REPLACE IT..

    GLORY TO GOD, AND TO JESUS HIS ONLY SON. MAY THIS DAY BE FILLED WITH HIS LIGHT.
    MOST BEAUTIFUL AND BRIGHT.
    SING HOLY HOLY HOLY TO THE THREE IN ONE.

    O HOLY DAY O HAPPY DAY O DAY OF THE BEST,
    WE WORSHIP GODS GLORIOUS THRONE, AND FIND PEACE AND REST..

  2. MERRY CHRISTMASS ☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺

  3. JESUS IS COMING AGAIN , JOHN 14V 3 1 THESSALONIANS 4 V16,
    SAYS HE WILL DECEND FROM HEAVEN.
    CHRIST LIVES IN YOUR HEART, THAT HAVING CHURCH WITH CHRIST. YOU WORSHIP HIM EVERY WHERE YOU ARE, I WORSHIP YOU MY LORD…

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