Today's reading covered 1 Chronicles 24 through 2 Chronicles 7.
One of my most pressing questions is the Biblical definition of "perfect." Most Adventist churches I've visited have preached or taught that perfection means that we have to learn not to sin while still living on earth. When Christ comes, we must be perfect. This attitude has always scared me because I'm far from perfect. I sin on a daily basis, even though I try to act like Christ. The idea of me obtaining perfection before I die or before Christ returns (whichever happens first) is very discouraging.
I've only met several people who have tried to show that Biblical perfection is more about having a heart for God rather than a life without sin. This teaching makes more sense to me, but I want to know what the Bible teaches.
Several of the verses in today's reading talk about a "perfect heart."
1 Chronicles 28:9
1 Chronicles 29:9
I like the idea of a perfect heart. David prayed for a perfect heart when he asked that God "create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me" (Psalm 51:10). I want a clean heart, a perfect heart, and a right spirit.
Lord, help me to be like You!