Today’s devotion is number 7777 representing years of doing my best to share Jesus, and since 7 is often considered the perfect number, I thought today’s devotional should be perfect.  But realizing the truth that I could never write anything that was perfect, I thought the next best thing would be to concentrate on Jesus, the only one of us who was, is, and always will be perfect.

In Hebrews we are assured that He was.  “For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin.” Hebrews 4:15. “During the days of Jesus’ life on earth, he offered up prayers and petitions with fervent cries and tears to the one who could save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverent submission. Son though he was, he learned obedience from what he suffered and, once made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him.” Hebrews 5:7-9

Now comes the really good part.  “Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.” Colossians 2.

There it is.  Jesus is perfect. We hide our lives in Him.  He is our life and we will appear with Him in glory because we also have been declared perfect.  If Paul were alive today and writing us letters, he would address the letters to the saints, because we are sanctified in Jesus.  This is the perfect message for a people longing to be perfect and being satisfied that in Christ we are!

Written by Roger Bothwell on March 3, 2017