I once read about the time one-sixth of a vote kept a man from being governor. Back in 1874, each county in Missouri was represented by one delegate, providing it had a population of at least 500. Counties with less than that number were represented on a pro-rated status. In those days of sparsely populated areas, some counties had less than 100 inhabitants and were entitled to only one-sixth of one vote. Charles Hardin defeated Marion Cockrell by exactly such a margin: one-sixth of one vote!

In much the same manner, a fraction of imperfection would keep a soul out of Heaven. To enter that land which is fairer than day it is necessary to be clothed in perfect righteousness. Thank God, the availability of that righteousness is described by Paul in 2 Corinthians 5:21: “For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin: that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.” And by coming personally to Christ and trusting in Him is the way for God to treat you just as if you had never sinned.