Unlimited: You Are Perfect in Christ
Apr 15, 2020 1043
Him we preach… that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus (Col 1:28, NKJV).
Do you not feel in your own soul that perfection is not in you? Does not every day teach you that? Every tear which trickles from your eye, weeps “imperfection”; every harsh word which proceeds from your lip, mutters “imperfection”…
But amidst this sad consciousness of imperfection, here is comfort for you—you are “perfect in Christ Jesus.” In God’s sight, you are “complete in Him;” even now you are “accepted in the Beloved.”
But there is a second perfection, yet to be realized, which is sure… Is it not delightful to look forward to the time when every stain of sin shall be removed from the believer, and he shall be presented faultless before the throne, without spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing? The Church of Christ then will be so pure, that not even the eye of Omniscience will see a spot or blemish in her.
Then shall we know, and taste, and feel the happiness of this vast but short sentence, “Complete in Christ.” Not till then shall we fully comprehend the heights and depths of the salvation of Jesus.
Does not your heart leap for joy at the thought of it? …Christ takes a worm and transforms it into an angel, matchless in His glory and peerless in His beauty.
– Charles Spurgeon (adapted)
Eli’s Reflection: I’m sure you don’t feel perfect. How a Christian sees their own life is never how God sees it.