The young couple had been married for less than a month. One evening after taking his bride to dinner, the husband nervously asked, “Dear, you wouldn’t be offended if I pointed out a few of your flaws and faults, would you?”
“Why, of course not, Andrew,” she responded. “After all, those little defects kept me from getting a better husband.”
We all have defects – except our Lord. The Psalmist reminded us of
this when he wrote, “The Lord is righteous in all His ways and loving
toward all He has made.”
Before the sixteenth century, the word “righteousness” was spelled,
“rightwise.” It meant “one who is as he ought to be.” Our Lord is what
God intended Him to be. He committed no sin. He did not violate anyone’s
rights. He wronged no person. Whatever He did was right. He was
Our English word “holy” is closely related to the idea of being
“whole” or “complete.” Three feet is a “whole” yard. One hundred pennies
are a “whole” dollar. Our Lord approached nothing or no one
half-heartedly. He never held anything back for Himself. He was totally
committed to whatever He did to the glory of God. Every obligation He
had to His Father was “complete!”
Not a one of us is who or what God “intended” us to be. We are not
who we “ought” to be in God’s eyes. Nor are we “whole” or “complete” as
God designed and created us to be. We have all “fallen short” of His
But through Christ our Savior we can be!
Prayer: Thank You, Father, for providing a way for us to become who You intended us to be through Christ. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture for Today: Psalm 145:17 The Lord is righteous in all his ways and faithful in all he does.