It’s Steady Work!

Today, salvation has come to this house

Luke 19:9
Wisdom 11:22-12:2; Psalms 145:1-2,8-11,13-14; 2 Thessalonians 1:11-2:2; Luke 19:1-10

November 4, 2007

A woman named Rose once wrote a letter to the famous “Dear Abby” columnist. In it she said, “I am forty-four and would like to meet a man with no bad habits.” To which Abby replied, “So would I.”

Of course, neither Abby nor Rose will ever meet that man with no bad habits. Mr. Perfect does not exist. And if you are looking for “Mrs. Perfect” or “Miss Perfect” or “Mr. Perfect,” you will never find that person — ever. We are flawed human beings, all of us. No exceptions! In Biblical language, we are all “sinners.”

“Be perfect as your Heavenly Father is perfect,” Jesus said in the Sermon on the Mount. That’s our goal. That’s our ultimate destiny. That’s what we’re going toward and moving into when we follow Jesus’ direction. We are in the process of realizing our full human potential, our “sainthood,” if you will. But none of us has arrived yet. No one is blameless,…

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