Moral Perfection

Jesus-Good-Shepherd-02One cannot help but be struck at the patience of the Savior. Under extreme provocation and difficulty “The High Priest stood and said to Jesus Have you no answer to give to this accusation against you?’ But Jesus kept quiet.” Matthew 26:62 His complete lack of self occupation distinguishes him from the rest of mankind. Also note his utter fearlessness in denouncing the pharisees, even though he knew that this would result in their intense hatred and their plotting to kill him.

When his antagonists ask him, “Who are you?” He simply replied, “Just what I have been saying to you from the beginning.” The Savior was saying “I am exactly what I have been preaching to you.” In other words, our Lord, perfectly exemplified in his life what he enjoined in his preaching, and in this he stands absolutely alone.

I’d like to point out that it was in keeping with his “moral perfection” that after feeding 5,000 people he should order his followers to gather up the fragments so that there might be no waste. What mere human would ever have thought and added that touch?

The Lord Jesus was always doing good and expecting no kindness in return. When he received hatred in return, he repaid it with kindness; “Jesus said ‘Forgive them, Father! They don’t know what they are doing.’” Luke 23:34. It is wonderful to think of this blessed person walking through the streets of Jerusalem and being perfectly aware of every thought of those who passed him; yet, though he had perfect knowledge of everything, never needlessly exposed or embarrassed others with his omniscience. “There was no need for anyone to tell him about them, because he himself knew what was in their hearts.” John 2:25

Another marvelous feature of his character was that he did not change with the changing years. He was not subject to capricious mood as we are. He was always the same loving, generous, meek and righteous person. “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever.” Hebrews 13:8

When Paul wrote to Timothy, “Great is the mystery of godliness, God was manifested in the flesh.” 1Timothy 3:16. He stated more than any created mind will ever understand. The life of the Lord Jesus stands as the greatest miracle of the ages! If proof of the genuineness of the Bible were ever needed – then the description of his life would be proof enough – Jesus, is the true definition of “moral perfection”.

by Kelsey McKay

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