Good morning people who rely upon the sufficiency of the grace of God.
Exodus 20:25 NIV “If you make an altar of stones for me, do not build it with dressed stones, for you will defile it if you use a tool on it.”
Oh, this is profound!
Whatever we do for the Lord, we should do it with all of our might and we should give our best. Left-overs and half-hearted do not honour the Lord.
Therefore, this is not what this scripture is talking about.
As I read this verse, here’s what I heard Father highlight to me:
Anything that we add our effort to, for the purpose of trying to make it more presentable to God, is actually not acceptable to God.
If we think we can improve on what God has done, we are mistaken.
If we think our best efforts can impress God, we are mistaken.
We can’t add anything eternally worthwhile to, “It is finished!”
So, come as you are. Whether you feel completely unworthy and broken, or whether you feel like you are on track, we all need God the same.
We honour God most by embracing fully who God is and what God has done.