We use the word “perfect” to describe imperfect things in this fallen world. Does the word “perfect” really mean “perfect” anymore? Not so much!

We describe the “perfect” human body and no one really has a perfect body.

We look on the outward appearance of a person and mistakenly think of people as perfect. Unfortunately, we are often wrong.

Not God, though, since He looks at the heart (I Sam. 16:7). Only God is perfect. He alone is worthy to receive that label of perfection since He is holy and perfect.

So the next time you are tempted to use the word “perfect” in a sentence, think through whether the object you are describing really is perfect. If the object is not God, then chances are it’s not perfect!

-Mark (looking forward to a new language with accurate words in heaven)

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