How indicative of our culture is Calvin’s protest about receiving an “average” grade! People these days want to be considered “EXCELLENT,” when the evidence may be abundant that they are only “average.”
As an educator, I can attest to the reality of grade inflation. I’ve had many students over the years — some outstanding, others not so much. Some come into graduate school with little to no idea how to write a graduate-level research paper. They’ve been passed along, allowed to miss critical issues which would assist them in producing quality work.
We should not be surprised when people balk at the idea of God’s standard being ABSOLUTE PERFECTION! But the God who exists is no mediocre or average god. And that’s precisely why we needed a divine substitute to accomplish salvation for us!
Thank God for our PERFECT Savior. The work He accomplished on our behalf was A+ quality!