Morning & Evening Daily Devotional Reading– January 28
by Charles H. Spurgeon, Revised and Edited by William C. Neff
“Perfect in Jesus Christ.”
Are you aware in your soul that perfection is not in you? Doesn’t every day teach you that? So should every tear that trickles from your eye and every harsh word that proceeds from your lips. Hopefully, you’ve seen too much of your own heart to dream for a moment of having any perfection in yourself. In the middle of this sad consciousness of imperfection, however, there is comfort for you; in God’s sight you are “perfect (and acceptable) in Jesus Christ.”
But there is a second perfection yet to be realized that will come to all those who belong to Jesus. How delightful it is to look forward to the time when every stain of sin will be removed from the believer, and he will be presented faultless before the throne? The Church of Christ then will be so pure that not even God’s all-knowing eye will see a single blemish in her. And then we’ll know, and taste, and feel the happiness of what it means to be “Complete in Christ.” We won’t comprehend the depths of it until then, but doesn’t’ your heart leap for joy at the very thought of it? Dark as you are in yourself, you will be white on that Day; filthy as you are in yourself, you will be made clean.
Oh, this is a marvelous salvation! Christ takes a worm and transforms it into an angel; Christ takes a dirty and deformed thing and makes it clean and matchless in His glory– fit to be the companion of angels. O my soul, stand and admire this blessed truth of perfection in Christ. [M&E]