Posts Tagged ‘perfect’

verse 21: “He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.”

“What a perfect day”; I think all of us may have heard that phrase at one time or another. Usually, someone will say it when “everything is going his/her way” or he/she didn’t have to confront a problem or negative situation the whole day. Sometimes it is said concerning the weather; it’s similar to the last 2 days for me, when we have had a cold front come through and remove most of the oppressive humidity and heat that is common in July around here. The day felt like it was autumn (sigh, unfortunately it won’t last, but it was nice to have for a couple of days!)

This verse sums up the gospel message, well, perfectly! God loves us so much that He sent His Son, Jesus, to be the perfect sacrifice for our sinful lives. If anyone never deserved the cross, it was Jesus! Yet He willingly took the penalty and agony of all the sins of the world, so that you and I can become right in the eyes of God. I’ve known Jesus as my Lord and Savior for over 20 years now….and I still marvel that God loves me so much. No wonder that the Good News is still called the greatest story ever told!

Have a blessed day in Him!

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verses 8b-10: “but if there are gifts of prophecy, they will be done away; if there are tongues, they will cease; if there is knowledge, it will be done away. For we know in part, and we prophesy in part; but when the perfect comes, the partial will be done away.”

Why do most folks need training wheels to learn to ride a bicycle? Why do most starting drivers need a learner’s permit (and the accompanying licensed driver) to begin driving a car? Why is a beginner official (referee) started on junior high football games instead of calling the Super 6 championship?

Because they are not mature, experienced, or ready enough at the start of these activities.

According to information in my Bible and my Holman commentary, the young New Testament churches needed the gifts that were sent (prophecy, tongues, etc.). But when Jesus comes again, it will complete and end the maturation process.

Think about it: there won’t be any need for prophecy, for Jesus will be here! There won’t be any need for tongues, for when Jesus speaks, all will listen and understand! There won’t be any need for more knowledge, because the Source of that knowledge will be here!

Whether this happens in our lifetime, or further down the road, doesn’t matter. It will happen in the future, and what a day that will be!

Have a great and blessed day!

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