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He Was A Perfect Man

We have been noting some of the evidences of the real manhood of the Lord Jesus. He was completely and perfectly human. Now we will see from Scripture that He Himself was a perfect man. This is strange to us, because we are not perfect and we are used to imperfect men and women all around us. In fact no one is perfect except the Lord Jesus Christ. We are all sinful, but He was sinless. This is very important to understand. If He had not been sinless, He could not have been our Saviour. Only a sinless man could take away our sins and take the judgement of our sin (2 Corinthians 5.21).

We read that He did no sin (1 Peter 2.22), He knew no sin (2 Corinthians 5.21), that “in Him is no sin” (1 John 3.5). He was “holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners” (Hebrews 7.26). He is “the Holy One of God” (Mark 1.24), “that Holy One” who was born of Mary (Luke 1.35).

He lived beside sinful men and women on earth, and became their friend and helper (Luke 15.1-2). But He was never contaminated by their sin. Many times His enemies tried to accuse Him of doing wrong but they never could (John 8.46). At His trial before Pilate these enemies could find no valid accusation except from false witnesses and they could not agree about what they were saying. Pilate had to give his verdict and three times he said, “I find no fault in this man” (John 18.38; 19.4,6). The thief on the cross beside Jesus said, “This man has done nothing amiss” (Luke 23.41). The soldier in charge of the crucifixion said, “Certainly this was a righteous man” (v.47).

Every testimony from God in heaven (Matthew 3.17; 17.5), from demons in hell (Mark 1.24) and from everyone on earth who met Him is that He is perfectly sinless, pure and holy. The devil himself tried to tempt our Lord to sin, but every temptation failed (Luke 4.1-13). During His lifetime, He “was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin” (Hebrews 4.15). He did not sin and He could not sin. He is the “blessed man” of whom we read in Psalm 1.1 and the “perfect man” of whom we read in Psalm 37.37.

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