Melvyn Tan
December 16, 2013 — By tanmelvyn@gmail.com

What Is Flawless And Free

[blockquote source=”Proverbs 30:5 (NIV)“]“Every word of God is flawless; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.[/blockquote] Perfect Tool Ever since I’ve been self-employed, I’ve been always on the lookout for the perfect smartphone.  I’ve tried the Nokia 9000 Communicator, Nokia 9500 Communicator, Nokia E90 Communicator, Nokia E72, BlackBerry Bold, iPhone 3GS, iPhone […]

[blockquote source=”Proverbs 30:5 (NIV)“]“Every word of God is flawless; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.[/blockquote]

Perfect Tool
Ever since I’ve been self-employed, I’ve been always on the lookout for the perfect smartphone.  I’ve tried the Nokia 9000 Communicator, Nokia 9500 Communicator, Nokia E90 Communicator, Nokia E72, BlackBerry Bold, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, Samsung Galaxy Note, Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 4, BlackBerry Q10, and iPhone 5.

Needless to say, I’ve never found the perfect smartphone. If it was great in terms of functionality, it would be ugly in terms of design. If it was great on design, it would be limited in terms of integration. If it was well integrated, then it would look cheap.

In the end, I’m one of those two-system guy, where I carry the BlackBerry Q10 for work and the iPhone 5 for leisure. That said, even with two great phones, I sometimes find myself wanting a feature that is in the Android ecosystem.

There Is No Such Thing…
I began to realize, albeit a little late, that there will be no perfect smartphone. In fact, there will be no perfect play-school, as I recently found out after scouting around for my son. Each institution would be great in one area, but they would be seriously lacking in another. And in fact, that’s the same for almost everything in life.

What’s so bad about it anyway, you’d might ask. The reason why this is bad is because we’ve come to not only realize, but also expect and accept imperfections in our lives, our spouses, our friends, our family members, our bosses, our co-workers, our tools, our cars, our government, our systems, and of course ourselves.

Given that we are surrounded by all these imperfections, it would be beyond us to even comprehend the perfection in every word of God! And with that mind-set, we will try to make our own rules, we will try to take over from here, we will try to depend on our own efforts.

Flawless and Free
However, the Word of God is the only thing that is perfect. It is flawless. It is the only thing that you’d find all the features and yet it looked great. And the best part is this: free. That’s right. The Perfect Word of God is free, available to you, me, and the President of the United States of America. We all have equal access to it (except those in certain parts of the world where Christianity is still not allowed). We all can read it. We can all assimilate the teachings into our daily lives.

Starting Today
So, starting today, make it your daily habit to learn from the Word of God. Translate the teachings into your daily life; live it. And then use your own testimony to share with others, so that they can get in on this habit as well; lead it.

Prayer
Father, we thank You for Your Word and grace. We pray that You give us the wisdom to understand the Truth, the strength to live it out daily, and the courage to lead others to do the same. In Jesus name, Amen.