"These are the generations of Noah. He was a just and perfect man in his generations, and walked with God." - Genesis 6: 9
Nobody's perfect, is not it? Perfect there is only one: God. Do you agree? So why does the verse of today claim that Noah was perfect?
For many years I heard that man could have relative perfection - God would have absolute perfection. But I had difficulty accepting this concept of relative perfection until I heard an illustration that helped me understand that we can have relative perfection, perfection with limitations.
One man was in the maternity waiting room while his wife was giving birth. After some time the doctor called his father and said: Congratulations, your son was born without problems. It's a perfect child! He was allowed to come in and see the child. When the father saw his son he realized that the child was bald, toothless, illiterate, and could barely stand. How could a doctor who studied so much say that she was a perfect child? Yes. She was perfect within her developmental stage.
In the same way Christians can have innumerable limitations, but if they walk with God they will be perfect in the one who strengthens them.
My invitation is that today you walk with God just as Noah did, in this way you can be just and perfect.
Prayer: Our Father in heaven. May his name be glorified. Thank you for being willing to walk with us, weak sinners. We are limited, but we are sure that your presence with us makes us perfect. Do not abandon us on this day. In the name of Jesus. Amen.