DayBreaks for 11/24/14 – Without a Single Fault
I have a very easy, quick question for you, and you have about 1 second to think of the answer: Who is the only person to ever live a perfect live? OK, you got it right: Jesus.
When you think about it, that’s quite a statement, isn’t it? A perfect life. Not once did he sin in thought, word or deed. It’s inconceivable, isn’t it?
There is a subject in theological circles around what is called the “peccability” of Christ. It is a theological topic for debate that asks the question: Was Christ capable of sin? You might respond “Yes, of course. He was tempted in all ways like we are – yet was without sin.” That is true, but it doesn’t really answer the question: was he capable of sin? On the one hand, he was fully human – he was able to be tempted as a human. On the other hand, he was fully God – who cannot be tempted to do evil. So, though we believe he didn’t sin, was he capable of it? I’ll be honest: I don’t know.
I suspect, though I hope no one will hold me to it, that in his human nature he could have, but the God-nature (100% of it!) was totally incapable of it as He can’t be tempted to do evil nor can He do evil himself. I think the God nature is so much stronger than the human nature that he may not have been able to. But that doesn’t take anything away from his sinlessness…he was tempted so he knows what it feels like and how hard it is to resist.
So, back to the first question: the only person to ever live a perfect life was Jesus. But did you know that you will be brought into the presence of God Himself, who ALONE is able to keep you from falling, and who WILL bring you into His own Presence without a single fault?!?! Listen: Jude 1:24-25 (NLT) – Now all glory to God, who is able to keep you from falling away and will bring you with great joy into his glorious presence without a single fault. All glory to him who alone is God, our Savior through Jesus Christ our Lord. All glory, majesty, power, and authority are his before all time, and in the present, and beyond all time! Amen.
I like how Jude put it: he didn’t say that God was able to cause us to be without a single fault, but that He WILL see to it that it happens! As far as God is concerned, when you show up, as a believer in Christ, YOU will be without a single fault. Not one. Not even a little one. None!
Is it any wonder that Jude broke out into a doxology of praise in the final verse of his short book!!!???
Be at peace…
PRAYER: All glory, majesty, power, and authority to You, the Alpha and Omega, Who lives forever and ever, and who WILL present us to the Father without a single fault on our record! In Jesus’ name, Amen.
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