Flawed But Still Useful To God

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_Failure Forward:CSLewis

Well-known men and women featured in the Bible were flawed. Some would even call them failures in present times. The stories of Adam and Eve, Abraham and Sarah, even Hosea are examples of serious family dysfunction. Although the Bible praises Solomon as the wisest man in the world, he had a serious sex addiction (1 Kings 11). Jacob was a pathological deceiver (Gen. 27) and Noah a drunk (Gen. 9:20-21). Both Moses (Numbers 20:11) and King Saul struggled with anger. David, a man after God’s own heart, fell into sinful pride and adultery. Even the prophets of God struggled with impurity, depression, unfaithful spouses and broken families.

We speak of the great and inspirational lives of Bible folks but often forget they were not perfect. Like us, they too struggled with sin. God did not justify their wrongdoing and consequences for sins were played out, but God through grace forgave…

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