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"Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another - and all the more as you see the Day approaching." - Hebrews 10:25 NIV

Monday, March 8, 2010

March 8, 2010

“Be perfect, be of good comfort.”
- 2 Corinthians 13:11 KJV

“A glance at the words is enough
to make us feel how contradictory they are.
’Be perfect’: that is a word that strikes us with despair.
At once we feel how far away
we are from our own poor ideal,
and, alas how much further
from God’s ideal concerning us.
’Be of good comfort’: ah, that is very different!
That seems to say, ‘Do not fret; do not fear.
If you are not what you would be,
you must be thankful for what you are.’”
- Mark Guy Pearse

We can only “be perfect” through Jesus Christ
but He tells us to “be of good comfort”
because that is what He came to do for us.

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