STRIVING FOR PERFECTION

“The work of creation not only proceeded gradually from one thing to another, but rose and advanced gradually from that which as less excellent to that which was more so, teaching us to press towards perfection and endeavor that our last works may be our best works.”

MATTHEW HENRY – THE BESTSELLING UNABRIDGED 6 VOLUM COMPLETE COMMENTARY ON THE WHOLE BIBLE (SPECIAL COMPLETE EDITION): ALL 6 VOLUMES OF THE BESTSELLING… EXPOSITION FOR KINDLE MATTHEW HENRY

Matthew Henry strikes home, expressing his view of God’s work during the Creation. He expresses that each day is an example of how God’s work built upon each day, bringing forward and building upon the last, and how on the last day everything was perfect allowing God to rest. The example set forth by God is that as we build upon our work here on Earth, we should strive to build upon and perfect that which we start. Though no being is perfect except for God, we should strive to meet God’s example.

I am reminded here of words of wisdom passed down to me about the Amish. When the Amish create a quilt they expect there to be imperfections because no one is perfect. If they ever make a quilt that has no errors they purposely insert an imperfection.

Now I can break this down into two arguements.

  1. They are respecting God and representing their humanity.
  2. They are respecting God, but are missing the mark because God wants us to strive for perfection in what we do.

I really don’t know which argument I agree with. I’ve been pondering this for a couple days and I still do not have an answer.

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