Blessed are they who are blameless, who walk according to the law of the Lord. Psalm 119:1
“Nobody’s perfect.” If we’ve heard that phrase once, we’ve heard it several thousand times. Often it is spoken when a person has failed to meet someone else’s standard. And dare I say, often it is an excuse.
Of course we all make mistakes, and nobody is perfect. Trust me when I say that this phrase was coined when the person saw me coming! The Psalmist tells us, though, that we will be blessed if we are blameless as we walk according to the Law of the Lord. How do we connect the two? On the one hand, we are all sinners and fail. On the other, God said we will be blessed if we walk according to His law.
I think it all in your attitude. If as a Christian you aren’t even trying to live a Godly life according to the principles set forth in the Word of God, it’s a problem. If you’ve resigned yourself to the fact that you fail and you’ll always fail and why should you try to succeed, that’s also a problem. However, if you genuinely seek to live according to God’s Word and still fail, you are on the right track. You have not let sin or the circumstances of the world harden your heart. You are, as the Scriptures say, a man after God’s own heart.