Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned. (Romans 5:12)
Ever get sick of second-guessing yourself? How about starting at the original sin, and blasting away at Adam & Eve for agreeing to take a bite.
Then again, we could go the other way and say, “Thank God we are imperfect…” Could Adam and Eve have known that they lived in perfection? Could they have appreciated God’s command not to eat of that tree to be a one-way ticket to death and deprivation? They demonstrated disobedience to God for us. Because of that, sin and death linger. But without out sin and death, we would not hold the ideals of eternity and perfection.
I for one would never have come to God if it wasn’t for sin. I had to crash and hit bottom pretty hard for me to plead to the Lord for His mercy.
Thank God for those little imperfections in our walk that serve to bring us closer to God. We know that, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and forgive us our sins and to cleanse us of all unrighteousness.” (I John 1:9)
The feeling of reconciliation with God is tremendous. And without straying from His commands, we could not know that feeling for forgiveness. The prodigal son’s banquet was a moment of great joy. His upright brother may never had known such celebrations. Still, there is a joy, perhaps greater, that stems from perfection, from consistently staying away from sin, but no one is perfect, except for God. Jesus had the joy, but if we had not sin, would Christ’s coming have been necessary?