We cannot attain perfection in this life. We know this. But that doesn't mean we throw our hands up in the air in despair and don't bother trying. We need to be purposeful about eradicating the sin in our lives, about becoming more like Jesus, about deepening our relationship with Him, and about sharing the gospel with others - all under the power of the Holy Spirit, and not our own strength.
But it IS work. We press on. We focus. We race. We reach for the prize. And in the end - we will receive it! Because He who promised is faithful.
Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage: Jeremiah 1:1-2:30, Philippians 4:1-23, Psalm 75:1-10, Proverbs 24:17-20