It is good to strive for perfection.
No matter what we are trying to do, anything less than perfect leaves room for improvement. Whether you are playing a sport, working on your GPA, or busy about some occupation, perfection should be a goal.
But please don’t misunderstand me. I am not saying that we are failures if we don’t become perfect, because the truth is that we will never become perfect. We might have a perfect game, get a perfect test score, or have a perfect day in the office, but we will never be perfectly perfect every day.
But an inability to become perfect does not mean that we lower our standards. Does your boss not want you to strive for perfection? And your teacher? And your coach?
In heaven we will be perfect, but until then we can only make perfection a goal. As imperfect people we should still strive to live as if perfection were achievable rather than throwing in the towel and saying, “What’s the use?”
The only exception to the reality of imperfection is our perfect God. Moses was so moved by the knowledge of God’s perfection that he burst into song in Deuteronomy 32. Listen to how Moses described God:
"The Rock, His work is perfect, for all His ways are justice. A God of faithfulness and without iniquity, just and upright is He. (v.4)”
Isn’t it refreshing to know that we serve a perfect God—a God who is just and upright, who is faithful and without sin? Moses sure thought so.
In a world that is used to being let down and disappointed, Christians should shine like stars in the sky, beaming with radiance that comes from a perfect God. He never breaks a promise, always forgives sin, and will do what is right.
Praise God for His perfection!