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Introduction

His Roles: Week 1

His Roles: Week 2

His Roles: Week 3

His Roles: Week 4

His Joy: Week 5

His Joy: Week 6

His Joy: Week 7

His Joy: Week 8

His Strength: Week 9

His Strength: Week 10

His Strength: Week 11

His Strength: Week 12

His Sensitivity: Week 13

His Sensitivity: Week 14

His Sensitivity: Week 15

His Sensitivity: Week 16

His Loyalty: Week 17

His Loyalty: Week 18

His Loyalty: Week 19

His Loyalty: Week 20

His Love: Week 21

His Love: Week 22

His Love: Week 23

His Love: Week 24

His Leadership: Week 25

His Leadership: Week 26

His Leadership: Week 27

His Leadership: Week 28

His Teachings: Week 29

His Teachings: Week 30

His Teachings: Week 31

His Teachings: Week 32

His Light: Week 33

His Light: Week 34

His Light: Week 35

His Light: Week 36

His Priorities: Week 37

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His Spirit: Week 41

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His Balance: Week 45

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His Balance: Week 47

His Balance: Week 48

Next Year:

By Richard and Linda Eyre

WEEK 48: PERFECTION

Christ’s perfection has been referred to by millions – notably by Paul (“holy, harmless, undefiled”; Hebrews 7:26), John (“no unrighteousness was in him”; John 7:18), and Peter (“without blemish”; 1 Peter 1:19).

The most important person who has called Christ perfect is Christ himself (because his evaluation is more discerning than ours and because his definition of “perfect” is far more demanding).

To ponder Christ’s perfection is to ponder the unponderable. Christ was perfect not only in the sense that he never committed a wrong, but in the almost mind-boggling sense that he never omitted a right, never failed to help one in need, never failed to speak needed truth, never failed to be humble, to pray, to give all credit and glory to God.

Perfection is the outward symptom of the inward divinity, the factor that sets Christ apart and far above all other leaders of all other times. Among the founders of other religions, other philosophies (indeed, among all other great leaders the world has ever known) are none who, like Christ, achieved perfection in his life.

Mere men, as they grow and develop and learn and as they gain righteousness, become ever more aware of their faults, their weaknesses, thus the greater their stature becomes, the more they recognize their imperfection sad and the more they are able to contrast themselves with this world’s single perfect life – the life of a man whose development gradually revealed his perfection rather than his imperfection.

The Lord’s perfection came not in the absence of temptation, but through overcoming the greatest temptations. We know he was tempted “in all points, like as we are (Hebrews 4:15) and that he “descended below all things.”
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