God Uses Imperfect People

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God uses imperfect people.
God can and often does use imperfect people to accomplish his purposes.

Look at the lineage of Jesus in Matthew 1:3[->0]. “Judah the father of Perez and Zerah, whose mother was Tamar.” Read Genesis 38[->1] about how Judah fathered Perez with his daughter-in-law Tamar. She dressed up as a prostitute to get pregnant when Judah had money to spend after selling the wool from his sheep. David committed adultery with Bathsheba. (II Samuel chapter 11[->2]) David had her husband Euriah put in the front lines of battle to make sure he got killed to cover his sin. Yet God chose to have Jesus come from the “house of David.” Note that in Matthew 1:6 [->3]“David was the father of Solomon, whose mother had been Uriah's wife.”
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Why would a perfect God use someone as imperfect as me?
Througout the Bible, God tells us of the less than perfect people he called to do mighty works. Moses before he led the nation of Israel out of Eqypt committed a senseless murder. Jonah was used to get the people of Ninevah to repent after he refused to serve God. Paul ruthlessly hunted down the followers of Jesus before he was called to be a mighty disciple.
In Matthew 16, Peter was called blessed by Jesus and then got a sound rebuking after he said somthing stupid. Peter wasn't perfect but he was used as the one upon whom Jesus built his Church!
Maybe the reason that God uses imperfect people is because people aren't perfect.
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