Through the lowering of standards in society we're being taught that good enough is good enough; the failing is that this can be translated into our spiritual lives. Worshiping God cannot just be 'good enough.' We're told to be(come) perfect as God IS perfect, and that our righteousness must exceed that of the Pharisees'. Being 'good enough' will not be accepted in the Kingdom of God. God doesn't change His standards. We must change ours.
Fred Crow is a pastor with United Church of God; He has a B.A. degree in theology with a minor in speech from Ambassador College, Bricket Wood, England. After 34 years he retired from the aerospace industry in 2015. For fun he is a writer, photographer, and traveler. He and his wife Sue have two daughters and six grandchildren.