Summary: There is a Place called Perfect for those who will accept the sacrifice that God offers through His son, Jesus.
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Pastor James May
A PLACE CALLED PERFECT
Oh happy day, when God created man and man lived in a perfect paradise! God’s design for us was to live forever and to prosper in everything that we wanted to do. We were given dominion over all of Creation and told to go forth and fill the earth. God wanted man to live in a place called Perfect!
Have you seen the commercial on TV where a place called “Perfect” is found? In that place called “Perfect”, there are no dirty clothes or dishes to wash, no alarm clocks to wake up to, no sickness, no pain, no arguments, no bills to pay, nor is there anything that will make life anything less than absolutely perfect. How many of you live in a place called “Perfect”?
Whatever happened to that place called Perfect? Can, and did such a place actually exist? Man has searched for “Utopia” which only another name for a place called “Perfect”, but it seems that the harder we try to find it, the farther it goes away from us. There can be no place called “Perfect” for man that is absolutely imperfect. There was a place that was perfect. It was a place of no pain, no sorrow, no sickness, no death and no sin. God created the Garden of Eden and put Adam and Eve in that garden in their perfect state of innocence.
It wasn’t very long until the perfection and innocence were destroyed and all of mankind has had to suffer the consequences of Adam’s rebellion and disobedience, but, don’t just blame Adam, for there is not one of us who would not have done the same as he did if we would have been in his position. If you doubt what I say, ask yourself this question, “Is there one among the human race who has not sinned or rebelled against the law of God?”
The nation of Israel; millions of men, women and children; were held as captives and slaves in the land of Egypt and forced to bow to the wishes and commands of an ungodly Pharaoh. Because of their own failures, as well as the sin of their fathers, they had been taken from a place of freedom to a state of oppressive slavery. It seems that history had repeated itself. The same pattern that began with Adam in the Garden was now being repeated in God’s chosen nation, Israel.