Unlimited: Christ Takes A Deformed Thing And Makes It Clean
Aug 14, 2019 1307
He is the one we proclaim, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone fully mature in Christ (Colossians 1:28, NIV).
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.” You have too frequently had a view of your own heart to dream for a moment of any perfection in yourself.
But amidst this sad consciousness of imperfection, here is a 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 realised. 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; so holy and so glorious. 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 Christ. Christ takes a black and deformed thing and makes it clean and matchless in his glory, peerless in his beauty. O my soul, stand and admire this blessed truth of perfection in Christ.
– Charles Spurgeon (adapted)
Eli’s Reflection: What does Jesus see when he sees you? Think about the day you will see him face to face.
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