Devotion #5

What Power Lies In A Perfect Life?
All the world sins except Jesus Christ. So what about that unique life – what power does it have? What happens for mankind when someone lives a truly perfect life in this broad dark universe? Romans 8:3 and 4a tells us the perfect life has power.
“For what the law could not do in that it was weak through the flesh, God did by sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, on account of sin: He condemned sin in the flesh, that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled.”
In one man keeping the law all of us who sin have hope, because the Lord kept the law not only in a superficial, selfish way, but out of Love; out of Love He died for all, accepting the penalty of transgression of the law. This happened when God, the Creator of the universe, descended to become one of us, lived as a man, knew our pain and temptation, and endured more than His share of sorrows and shame. He is One we lay our hopes on. He is gentle and humble of heart and replaces our impossible burdens with a light yoke and an easy burden. Where we were once free regarding righteousness, in Christ we have a savior from those things that lead to death.
What happens to sinners as a result of a truly perfect life (a life lived in this created universe,) is the free invitation to enter the door of eternal Spirit; a birth through a door. But it is also perfect that judgment comes on those who refuse repentance, who refuse to be transformed by the rescue and powerful display of the Lord’s perfect Love. Thank you Jesus, be blessed for coming and knocking on our heart and for living from everlasting in perfect virtue.

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