“The Perfect Love of Jesus Christ” by Jeff Phillips

It is written in John 1:1…

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”

and John 1:14

“And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.”

Jesus is born of God through Mary.  As the Son of God and the Word made flesh, Jesus was perfect with no flaws.  Jesus’ greatest strength was his unending perfect love.

Jesus’ great acts of love can be witnessed throughout the Gospels. Jesus shows his love to a woman that committed adultery that the Pharisees had brought to him in John 8:4-11. The Pharisees were testing Jesus in trying to get him to stone her as it is written in the law given to Moses. He then rebukes them by saying “He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.” He then stoops down to her level told her “Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.” Jesus knew when to show tender love, but he also knew when to show bold and tough love as well. He shows this tough love when tells a young rich man that in order for him to give to heaven he must give up all his riches and follow him. He tells him that because he knows what the young man loves more that anything else in the world, his money. Jesus wants our whole heart and full undivided attention, putting all things aside and severing only him for he is the only “way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by” Jesus (John 14:6). Jesus’ greatest act of love is that he gave his life for our salvation, so that the first Adam’s act of betrayal could be wiped away. All we have to do to receive that salvation is repent of our sins, accept him as our Lord and savior, and continue to spread the good news.
Jesus tells us in Matthew 22:37-39 “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.” As his disciples Jesus wants us the first the Lord above all else, then love you everyone to include your enemy as he loves them. He wants to strive to be like him and let his light shine through us for all to see.

We may struggle in our walk occasionally, but he is always there to help us along.

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