A preacher conducting a Bible study was trying to get across the point that no one is perfect. He asked the group if they knew, or had even heard of, someone who was perfect. One man insisted that he knew a man who had never made a mistake. The preacher pressed him for details. Did he really know the person? Had he ever met him? The man admitted that he had not met the man personally, but he had certainly heard a great deal about him. In fact, this storied man of many perfections was his wife’s first husband!
Actually, Jesus is the only perfect person who ever lived, and we must trust the sacrifice of his perfect life to pay the price of our quite imperfect ones.
“This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.”—Romans 3:22-24.