Christians often speak and write about the death and resurrection of Jesus. Well, that is the crux of the Gospel, isn’t it? Jesus Christ, God the Son, put on human flesh and paid the penalty for our sins by dying on the cross. But He arose from the grave, victorious over sin and death, and offers eternal life and fellowship with God to all who accept Him as their Savior. Hallelujah!
But I don’t think we consider enough that Jesus brought a PERFECT sacrifice to Calvary. He was the Lamb of God without a single blemish or spot. He was the ONLY one who could take our place. For thirty-three years Jesus walked this Earth and lived His life without committing a single sin. Not one! Yet He was tempted in all things just like me (Hebrews 4:15)! I can’t even comprehend it.
Jesus never told one, single lie. Ever. How many times have I lied? Oy! I lie every single day by calling myself a Christ-follower but then doing what I want quite a bit of the time.
Jesus never stole anything. How many times have I not given my employer a full 8-hours worth of work in a day, as just one example? Ach! Too many days to count! I’ll make it up, boss!
Jesus never lusted after a woman. Men, can you imagine that? The very thought is incomprehensible.
Jesus was never envious of someone because of their possessions, their popularity, their position, or their talents. My life has been all about envying others.
Jesus was never proud of Himself (although no one ever had more of a right to be) while I’m all about pride.
Jesus never hated anyone or even became angry at someone unnecessarily. I had two traffic tantrums just this morning.
Jesus unfailingly honored Mary and Joseph, even as a teenager! Oy! I put my parents THROUGH THE RINGER when I was in my teen years.
Jesus put the Father first in His life in ALL that He did. He was in perfect communion with the Father at all times. Me? I fall constantly but the Lord lifts me up again. Over and over. And then over and over some more. Praise the Lord for His mercy and patience. I’ve often made things and people my priorities ahead of the Lord. I’ve used His name in vain too many times to count, even by calling Him “Lord,” yet acting like I was my own lord.
“And He who sent Me is with Me; He has not left Me alone, for I always do the things that are pleasing to Him.” – John 8:29
Jesus brought His PERFECT life to Calvary as a sacrifice for me and you. He paid the penalty although He NEVER did the crime. He didn’t deserve a second of the betrayal, the humiliation, the torture, the agony, or the separation from the Father, which was the most difficult thing He had to endure. We have no idea. All for you and me just so we could go free.
He’s knocking on the door of your heart. Accept Him as your Savior if you haven’t already. The hour is getting late.
“God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” – 2 Corinthians 5:21
“The next day he saw Jesus coming to him and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!” – John 1:29
Some add to God’s Word and claim Mary was also without sin. They also claim John the Baptist was without sin. But believers know from God’s Word that there was ONLY ONE perfect Lamb of God, without a single spot or blemish. All the rest of us fall FAR short.
For more Bible verses on the sinlessness of Jesus see here.