Ezekiel 28:18 Your heart became PROUD on account of YOUR BEAUTY, and you corrupted your wisdom because of YOUR SPLENDOR. So I threw you to the earth; I made you a spectacle of before kings.
PERFECT...when we hear the word perfect, we know that means approved, pleasant, ideal, spectacular among many other words. Perfect brings with it a feeling of excellence and veneration above the average. PERFECT is the feeling that God had on the sixth day of creation: GOD SAW ALL THAT HE HAD MADE, AND IT WAS VERY GOOD. AND THERE WAS EVENING AND THERE WAS MORNING – the sixth day. Thus the heavens and the earth were COMPLETED in all their vast array. Genesis 1:31-2:1
Completed…in God’s term means the sky will always be blue, the grass will always be green, the water will always be colorless, blood will ever be red and many other aspects of creation have and will never change as long as heaven and earth abounds.
But long before heaven and earth were in existence….there was another who was PERFECT IN BEAUTY. Before his fall, Lucifer was the chief among the angels. He was EVERYTHING YOU AND I WOULD EVER DREAM TO BE, and much more. HE WAS PERFECT. But something went terribly wrong…on account of his beauty, his heart became lofty. Why not, I too can become like God, he convinced himself and a third of the hosts in Heaven. And before he knew it…he became an OUTCAST…not for life…but rather for ETERNITY.
Sometimes we too in life have moments or seasons of PERFECT BEAUTY. These are times when things are so harmonious, almost musical. Life seems to offer us nothing but the very best of this side of heaven. And we begin forgetting…and prideful thoughts arises in our heads: my academic qualifications brought me this far, with a good diet and exercises I will outlive by age-mates. We strive and thrive to attain a PERFECTION with whatever means available no matter what or who we might harm or hurt along the way. You see, Satan too was blameless and perfect until…a prideful desire crossed through his mind. He wanted to be GOD.
And while, it is right to be desire to be excellent in what we do, PERFECTION either led us to a dangerous road of thinking we are self-sufficient or to the ONENESS of proclaiming with the rest of creation in awe…IT IS VERY GOOD. May God see in us a reproduction of HIS PERFECT BEAUTY on the six day of creation.