Some may want to be taller or thinner. Some may wish they lived somewhere else. Some of you might change your job. Whether it is a physical, spiritual, or character flaw, it is probably safe to say that each of us would like to work on some area of our lives.
Although we were created in God’s image (“So God created man in his own image” -Gen 1:27), we all have fallen short of the Glory of God. Thankfully, there is someone who is flawless that we can model our lives after.
“As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the LORD is flawless. He is a shield for all who take refuge in him” – 2 Samuel 22:31
God does not expect perfection from us. We are covered by his grace and mercy. However, he does want the best for us, and that only comes from living according to His word – His flawless word.
In the Bible, God has laid out the direction in which we should walk. His Word is perfect; nothing in the Bible contradicts itself. By admitting our imperfections and dependence upon God, we are actually glorifying God.
“My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me” – 2 Cor 12:9-10
Let us thank God not only for His word, but also for sending His son to earth so that we have a savior that can identify with every area of our lives. Trust in Him and rely upon His grace. Remember that acknowledging our own flaws is recognizing God’s flawlessness.