“Everyone has sinned and fallen short of God’s glorious standard”-Romans 3:23
Every single person has sinned and has “fallen short of God’s glorious standard.” When we sin, it shows that we are not perfect as we like to believe. Lucky for us, God knows we can never be perfect because we are born with sinful hearts because of Adam and Eve's disobedience in the Garden of Eden (Psalm 51:5, Romans 5:12).
All God expects from us is to try to do the right thing. If we do not, then it is a sin (James 4:17). Doing the right thing includes obeying His laws and commands. When we sin, God wants us to confess what we did was wrong, be truly sorry about it and acknowledge that we are in need of Jesus to save us from our sins (Ephesians 1:7-8). God sent Him into the world to save nonperfect people like us (John 3:16).
Jesus reminds the Pharisees in Mark 2:17 who were criticizing Him for eating with sinners that “It is not the healthy people who need a doctor, but the sick. I did not come to invite good people but to invite sinners.” The Pharisees thought they were well; therefore, they did not realize their need of Jesus, the Great Physician. The tax collectors and sinners admitted their guilt and their need of help. Jesus came to call all sinners like them and not the self-righteous people.
Prayer of the day:
Dear heavenly Father,
There is no such thing as a perfect person. Jesus was the only perfect human. He is our example to follow. He obeyed Your commands unlike Adam and Eve. Please help us to listen and obey Your laws like Jesus did. Even though we cannot be perfect now, please help us to because our souls are at stake and our ultimate desire is to be with You. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen!