Standing in the Gap

April 2008 - The Plumbline
by Mike Blackwell

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April 2008 - The Plumbline

Last month I wrote about the difficulty of making ethical and moral decisions and how we need to manage the gap between the idealized and the realized. After reviewing that article I felt the concept needed more explanation.

We are often faced with critical issues in our day-to-day decisions. We soon realize that there is no formula. There are steps you can take to improve your decisions, but you will not be perfect. As Christians we desire to do what is right, in God’s perfect will, in all things. We are challenged and exhorted by the passage in Matthew 5:48, which states, “You must therefore be perfect, just as your heavenly Father is perfect.” Therefore, we must strive for perfection, even while living in an imperfect world. Some call this “the glory of the imperfect.”We strive for perfection, knowing it is not humanly possible, while resting on Philippians 4:13: “I can do all things through Christ, which strengthens me.”

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