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Perfect Imperfection

John 4:4-26 Now he had to go through Samaria.5 So he came to a town in Samaria called Sychar, near the plot of ground Jacob had given to his son Joseph.6 Jacob’s well was there, and Jesus, tired as he was from the journey, sat down by the well. It was about noon.
7 When a Samaritan woman came to draw water, Jesus said to her, “Will you give me a drink?”8 (His disciples had gone into the town to buy food.)
9 The Samaritan woman said to him, “You are a Jew and I am a Samaritan woman. How can you ask me for a drink?” (For Jews do not associate with Samaritans.[a])
10 Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water.”
11 “Sir,” the woman said, “you have nothing to draw with and the well is deep. Where can you get this living water?12 Are you greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well and drank from it himself, as did also his sons and his livestock?”
13 Jesus answered, “Everyone …

Why Relationships are Important

We all have relationships of some sort. Relationships exist on many levels. We have relationships with family, friends, children, parents, spouses. Each of those relationships we treat differently and we cherish in different ways. The Bible is a book full of relationships. Some of those relationships are of great importance, some are just regular relationships, and some are relationships that bring forth salvation. I believe that God establishes relationships for a deeper reason than just simple companionship. He even gave us commands on some of these relationships.

Honor thy mother and thy father
Do not covet thy neighbor's wife
Do not commit adultery, not just in the physical aspect but also in your heart.

The bolded examples are just a few examples of many points in scripture that govern relationships. Read what Jesus prayed prior to His crucifixion in John 17:20-26:

I do not ask for these only, but also for those who will believe in me through their word, that they may all be one…

Unamazing Grace

Ephesians 2:4-9:
But God is so rich in mercy, and He loved us so much, that even though we were dead because of our sins, He gave us life when He raised Christ from the dead. (it is only by God's grace that you have been saved!) For He raised us from the dead along with Christ and seated us with Him in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ Jesus. So God can point to us in all future ages as examples of the incredible wealth of His grace and kindness towards us, as shown in all He has done for us who are united with Christ Jesus. God saved you by His grace when you believed. It is not by your own works, it is a gift from God. Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast.

You may be a little shocked after reading the title to this blog. Let me explain what I mean. When someone decides to come to the Lord and get saved by confessing Jesus as their Lord and Savior and asking Him to live in their heart, we rejoice. Everyone is rea…