Published on August 5th, 2015 | by Millennium Magazine Staff0
Dr. Jed N. Snyder, President, Jesus Every Day Ministries, Inc.
Sometimes we hear a baseball commentator exclaim, “He threw a perfect game.” At times we hear, “The weather is perfect for fishing, or for golfing or to watch an outdoor event.” Perfection, then, can mean a large number of differing ideas.
Let’s look at perfection from God’s point of view. “But the one who looks into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and perseveres, being no hearer who forgets but a doer who acts, he will be blessed in his doing.” James 1:25 (ESV)
God’s law is perfect and from it we derive liberty. Freedom comes from God’s perfection.
Jesus also describes perfection. “‘Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?’ And he said to him, ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.’” Matthew 22:36-40 (ESV)
Perfection is seen in fully loving God and resulting from this love is full love to others.
“Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” John 15:13 (ESV)
Sacrificing for the benefit of others is an indication of perfect love. The highest example of this perfect love was the death of our Lord Jesus Christ on the cross to provide forgiveness from sin’s guilt and an eternal heavenly home for believers.
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. Hebrews 13:8 (ESV) Because Jesus Christ, God the Son, is perfect He never changes. He never fails. He is eternally dependable. We can fully trust Him.
Happy following the Perfect One. You will be eternally blessed as you get to know Him more and more.