Saturday, July 2, 2011

God's way is the perfect way (part 1)

Psalm 18:30-32
30 As for God, his way is perfect: the word of the LORD is tried: he is a buckler to all those that trust in him.
31 For who is God save the LORD? or who is a rock save our God?
32 It is God that girdeth me with strength, and maketh my way perfect.
A closer look:
Perfect - integrity; turth, without blemish, complete or whole.
Tried - pure; tested;
Buckler - a shield
Gird - give; to bind (or compass) about
The Bible teaches us that God's way is perfect.  His doings, His wisdom, His judgments, His character, indeed everything about Him is perfect.  Since God is our Creator, He has a perfect way that He desires for us to walk.  When we compare our ways against His ways, it looks pretty obvious that our ways are not perfect.  We don't always do good and right.  Is there not a desire in your heart to live a perfect life?  Not that you can live entirely sinless or without flaw, but the idea of perfect in this Scripture passage, and in many others is that we are lacking or wanting in nothing.  God has a perfect will and way for each and everyone of us.  He has a perfect marriage partner for many. He has a perfect career or job or vocation for you.  He has a perfect church, which is what we all need to be a part of.  He has a perfect home that He desires for all to have.  When we look at verse 32, we can see that although our way isn't naturally perfect, if we forsake our way, or turn over our way to go God's way, then He can make our way perfect.  God can give us the marriage that we ought to have.  God can give us the church life, and work, and everything else so that we can confidently say...that He makes my way perfect.  I am glad that if I walk the path that God has revealed to me in the Bible, that I can live the perfect life that God intended for me to live.

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