Aug 10 – Difference Between Excellence and Perfection

Actor Michael J Fox once said, “I am careful not to confuse excellence with perfection. Excellence I can reach for; perfection is God’s business.” That is an insightful comment. The Bible tells us that although God gave us the 10 commandments, He did not do so, so we can keep them and earn our way to heaven. Rather, He gave them to show us His standard of righteousness, and to make us aware of our spiritual needs. Though we may excel in many things, we cannot be perfect- that is indeed, God’s business. And that’s why Jesus, the perfect Son of God came to die on the cross, “the Just for the unjust, to bring us to God.” Paul explained that though “a man is not justified by the works of the law but by faith in Jesus Christ… “ He added, “the law was our tutor, to bring us to Christ, that we might be justified by faith.”

Pastor Alex Rockwell