When one considers the follies and foibles of humanity, that there are none perfect nor will there ever be, regardless of a search through history or a combing through of this present age, one truly begins to marvel that God chooses to use us at all.
I recently had the fantastic opportunity to visit the Passages Museum in Santa Clarita, a museum that makes it's sole focus to inform visitors about the Bible. Before I go any farther, yes, it is absolutely as awesome as it sounds! As a visitor, you will learn about the Bible from it's inception to how it came to rest in your hands. It's an awesome journey and if you have a chance, I absolutely recommend it!
One of the interesting aspects about the museum is that the exhibits highlight many of the men who were involved in the transcription and translation of the Bible - men like Martin Luther, Erasmus, Wycliffe, King James, and Tyndale, to name a few. These men went against the establishment, were abused, jailed, tortured, killed, and one was nearly assassinated because of their dedication to getting the Word of God into the hands of the common people. They are the reason why you are holding your copy of scripture today. And each man had problems.
One was anti-Semitic, one had views that were thought to border on heresy with regards to free will and sovereign grace, some were of one theological camp, some were of another. Looking back, we can say that 'this person had incorrect views here,' or 'that person should have done that differently,' but the fact remains that today we hold the precious words of scripture in our hands because of these men. Despite failings and flaws, of which we all have an abundance, the Lord saw fit to use them and used them greatly.
Lest we fall into the prideful pit that, consciously or unconsciously, declares we "have it all together" and are the only Christians to walk the face of the planet who have it right, let us dwell on the fact that God is gracious to use us despite our humanity, not because of it. We are flawed and we will fail. It is God's grace that says we can still be used. We will sin and will need to seek the forgiveness of our Savior. It is God's grace that says we can still be used. When it comes right down to it, we really have nothing to do with the fact that God uses us. It's all Him. We're just vessels He decides to graciously allow to be a part of the history He is writing. We are not used because of us. We are used because of Him.