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Our Perfect Savior

“Though He were a Son, yet learned He obedience by the things which He suffered; And being made perfect, He became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey Him” (Hebrews 5:8,9).

The world’s concept of perfection lies in an external evaluation usually based on appearance or ability. If we were to apply this standard to Christ, we might say He was imperfect because of the scars in His hands, His feet, and in His side (John 20:25,27). However, the Bible calls our Lord “perfect” in the ways that count. “For it became Him . . . to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings” (Hebrews 2:10).

The Biblical concept of perfection lies not in appearance, but in completion. “The works which the Father hath given me to finish, the same works that I do” (John 5:36). “My meat is to do the will of Him that sent me, and to finish His work” (John 4:34). “When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, He said, It is finished: and He bowed His head, and gave up the ghost” (John 19:30). “They shall scourge Him, and put Him to death: and the third day He shall rise again” (Luke 18:33).

“Let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith” (Hebrews 12:1,2). “For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord’s. For to this end Christ both died, and rose, and revived, that He might be Lord both of the dead and living” (Romans 14:8,9). “For by one offering He hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified” (Hebrews 10:14). “And ye are complete [perfect] in Him, which is the head of all principality and power” (Colossians 2:10). CJH

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