Imperfect – And God Loves Us Anyway

So much drama, so little time. Are you tired of drama? Do you have so much drama in your life that it ruins your mood? Maybe your life isn’t full of drama, but maybe there is so much friends and family drama around you that it ruins your spirit. Whatever it is, drama exists and infects our lives if we let it. And the source of this drama is our imperfection.

Scripture:
“I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go, and I will bring you back to this land. I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.” – Gen 28:15

Observation/Application: 
This story highlighted in Genesis kind of reminds us of modern day television. If they were around today, this would be perfect for the Jerry Springer show. There is all kinds of drama, and so much deceit. This story reminds us that evil and deception are very real, and this even effects God’s chosen people.  It is clear that Esau, Jacob, and Isaac (the son of Abraham) and his wife Rebekah were all involved. None of them were perfect. As a matter of fact, they were far from it. Esau was living large, and in the flesh. He loved hunting, his many wives, and even gave up his birth right for a meal. And we know that their mother Rebekah didn’t like Esau as much as Jacob. And she certainly didn’t like Esau’s wife because she was a Hittite (a Canaanite) – Gen 27:46. It was family drama at its best.

It might seem almost impossible to walk with God when you are smack dab in the middle of all of this drama. But with God, all things are possible. (Mat 19:26)  These people were not perfect, but God blessed them anyway. And we too are not perfect, but we too can be blessed by the blood of Jesus Christ who died that we might be saved. And Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever (Heb 13:8). So if God did it then, he can do it now for his loyal, for his faithful. The very reason that Jesus came into this world is because we are not perfect. Yet God’s promise is for us to be blessed. “(If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children,) how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him?” (Luke 11:13). And Luke 11:9-10 tells us to ask, and it will be given, seek, and you will find, knock and the door will be opened.” (Some other great scripture references on God’s promises include 2 Peter 1:4, Jeremiah 29:11, Mat 11:28-29, Isaiah 40:29-31, Philippians 4:19, Romans 8:37-39, Proverbs 1:33, John 14:27, Romans 10:9, Romans 6:23).

Jesus is King of Kings, Lord of Lords. He is the God Almighty, God of all wisdom, God of all strength… God of All! We are not perfect, but God is. And He loves us anyway.


Image courtesy of: Justin Lane

Prayer:
Dear heavenly Father, we know that we are not perfect. We know that in this world we will have struggle, we know that in this world there will be pain. We thank you God for your promises, that we know that You God will be with us always, and see us through the storm, through the trials, through the deception, through the lies, through the divorce, through the bankruptcy, through the sickness, through all the trouble. We lean on You God. We surrender fully to You. We are not perfect Lord, and You love us anyway. Thank you Lord. We give you all the honor, all the glory, all the praise, Lord. We receive Your promise God, in the mighty name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

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