Summary: The Bible is full are flawed characters... just as the world we live in today... but by the Grace of God!
“The human condition is not perfect. We are not perfect specimens, any of us. We're not robots.” -
“I'm not perfect in my walk but I want to do the right thing.” -Kirk Cameron
“I'm not perfect. And who knows how many times I've fallen short. We all fall short. That's the amazing thing about the grace of God.” -Tim Tebow
Let’s consider some of the elders of old:
-Adam & Eve disobeyed God while living in paradise. (Genesis 3)
-Noah got drunk after being delivered by the mercy/grace of God from the great destroying flood! (Genesis 9:21)
-Abraham thought he was too old! & lied about his wife (Genesis 17:17)
-Sara laughed at the promise of God
-Isaac lied, just like his Dad had (Genesis 26:7, 20:2)
-Jacob was a deceiver & a schemer (Genesis 27:19…)
-Leah was consider to be hard on the eyes and unwanted (Genesis 29:17)
-Joseph was abused and mistreated falsely accused & falsely imprisoned (Genesis 37:18…)
-Moses had a speech problem (Exodus 4:10)
-Gideon was afraid (Judges 6:27)
-Samson was a womanizer (Judges 16:17, 14:2, 16:1)
-Rahab was a prostitute (Joshua 2:1, 6:17)
-David was an adulterer and a murderer (2 Samuel 12:9)
-Elijah would rather die than face his problems (1 Kings 19:4)
-Isaiah walked around naked for 3 years (Isaiah 20:2-3)
-Jonah ran from God (Jonah 1:3)
-Naomi was a bitter widow (Ruth 1:20)
-Job went bankrupt (Job 1:13-19)
-Peter denied Christ (Matthew 26:69-74)
-The Disciples fell asleep while praying (Matthew 26:40-43)
-Martha worried about everything (Luke 10:40-41)
-The Samaritan woman at the well was a many time divorcee and living with a man (John 4:18)
-Zacchaeus was too small (Luke 19:3)
-Paul was too religious (Philippians 3:4-6)
-Timothy had stomach problems (1 Timothy 5:23)
-Lazarus was dead (John 11:1-44)
Yet none of this stopped God!
If you have a willing heart and sincere desire… By The Grace of God, YOU CAN!
How can we know this to be true?
The flawed Bible Charters are just like you and I…
They are real people… server a real God!
Besides, their flaws put God’s mercy on display for all flawed humans to see.
And the very fact they are flawed, let’s us each see firsthand the transforming power of God’s Grace.
Too, flawed Bible characters remind us that God is supreme.
And last but by no means least; they point us to Jesus our Christ!
“Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.” –Hebrews 12:2