Do you know what “make you perfect” means in the Greek? It means to put completely in joint. When you get your shoulder pulled out of whack, you need to be completely in joint. When you can’t walk because of your knees, you need to be put back in joint.

When we see the word, “perfect,” it doesn’t mean absolute perfection. It means complete. The writer of Hebrews is telling us we need to be put back together so we will be complete in Christ.

You see, God isn’t pleased with unholy things in our lives. He has to remove our bitterness, resentment, pride, and lust. To do this, He has to change us from the inside-out.

I wish I could tell you I have lived a perfect life this week. I would give any amount of money in the world to say that. But I can’t. And neither can you. But we can pray that God would forgive our sins and make us as if we haven’t sinned all week, and He’ll do just that. He’s an expert at mending the broken pieces in our lives. And why shouldn’t He be?—He made us and knows just what we need.

Maybe you’ve got some broken pieces in your life. A relationship has fallen apart, or a tough situation at work has you frustrated. There’s nothing God wants you to do more than commit these matters to Him. Let the perfect Fixer-Upper perfect your life today.

God can do wonders with a broken heart; if we give Him all of the pieces. — Unknown Author

Devotional by Dr. James A. Scudder