February 17, 2012 by revbruce
The angel then assured her that she had found favour with God, and would become the mother of a son whose name she should call Jesus, the Son of the Highest, one in a nature and perfection with the Lord God. – Matthew Henry’s Commentary
Jesus Christ is the personification of perfection.
Jesus was Promised: He was the child of promise. (2 Samuel 7:16; Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:23)
Jesus was Presented: He was presented in the Jewish custom. (Luke 2:21-23, 39)
Jesus was Persecuted: He was the Lamb of God as John the Baptist called Him (John 1:29). He was slain for our sins, our transgressions and our iniquities according to Isaiah’s prophecy (Isaiah 53).
Yet, without His perfection, He could have never stood in our stead and taken on our sin upon the cross. He was, as Peter stated, a lamb without spot or blemish. He epitomizes perfection. He embodies perfection. He exemplifies perfection. He is perfect, and we are challenged to become perfect like Him.
We proclaim him, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone perfect in Christ
. – Colossians 1:28 (NIV)
Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ: – Ephesians 4:13 (KJV)
I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death – Philippians 3:10 (NIV)
But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil. – Hebrews 5:14 (NIV)