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11/6/2006

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God Is Perfect

“As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the LORD is tried: he is a buckler to all them that trust in him.” (2 Samuel 22:31)

When Tracy was in elementary school, she decided she was going to be perfect. She decided she would never sin anymore: She would never talk back to her parents or tell a lie. She would never again fight over toys or demand her own way. She was going to be the world's first-ever perfect kid.

Most people try to "be good" – but Tracy planned to go one step beyond that: "Be perfect!" And her plan even lasted for a little while! Probably for a whole five minutes or so.

It did not take Tracy very long to learn that the only perfect Person anywhere is God. God has never sinned, and He never will sin. God never had to make the decision – as Tracy did – not to sin. God just didn’t sin because God cannot sin. It is impossible for God to make mistakes. God cannot mess up on accident. God cannot mess up on purpose. God is God. He always has been and always will be absolutely perfect.

Part of God’s “being perfect” means that every decision He makes about you and your life is right. Part of God’s “being perfect” means that every decision He makes about your country and its leadership is right. Part of God’s “being perfect” means that every decision He makes about your family and your parents is right.

Romans 12:2 says, “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God.”

God’s will is perfect – which means every plan He has for you is perfect: It is the absolute best plan possible. The word “conform” means “to change shape.” So what is the verse saying? God’s job is to be perfect. Our job is to obey Him and submit to His perfect plans.

God cannot make mistakes any more than man can be perfect.

My Response:
» Am I having a hard time accepting something that God is doing in my life right now?
» How can I change my heart's responses and my words and actions to show that I am trusting a perfect God Who never makes mistakes?






Truth In Real Life


Description of God

God Manifest in the Flesh
1 Timothy 3:16 "And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory."

 

Question & Answer

QDoes God have supreme control over every part of man, even man's will?

AYes. God even controls the hearts of the greatest kings. Proverbs 21:1 – The king's heart is in the hand of the LORD, as the rivers of water: he turneth it whithersoever he will.

 

BIG Christian Word

Theology – (thee-OL-uh-jee)

Theology is the study of the study of God. To study theology rightly, one must study God as He has revealed Himself in the Bible. Through theology, we can learn about Who God is, what He is doing, and what He expects of His creatures.