Wednesday, May 27, 2015

One Perfect Sweet

The entire person of Jesus is but as one gem, and his life is all along but one impression of the seal. He is altogether complete; not only in his several parts, but as a gracious all-glorious whole. His character is not a mass of fair colors mixed confusedly, nor a heap of precious stones laid carelessly one upon another; he is a picture of beauty and a breastplate of glory.

In him, all traits are in their proper places, and assist in adorning each other. Not one feature in his glorious person attracts attention at the expense of others; but he is perfectly and altogether lovely. Oh, Jesus! your power, your grace, your justice, your tenderness, your truth, your majesty, and your immutability make up such a man, or rather such a God-man, as neither heaven nor earth has seen elsewhere!

Your infancy, your eternity, your sufferings, your triumphs, your death, and your immortality, are all woven in one gorgeous tapestry, without seam or rent. You are music without discord. As all the colors blend into one resplendent rainbow, so all the glories of heaven and earth meet in you, and unite so wondrously, that there is none like you in all things; nay, if all the virtues of the most excellent were bound in one bundle, they could not rival you!

You are mirror of all perfection. You have been anointed with the holy oil of myrrh and cassia, which your God has reserved for you alone. And as for your fragrance, it is as the holy perfume, the like of which none other can ever mix, even with the art of the apothecary. Your every spice is fragrant, and the compound is divine.

Oh, sacred symmetry! Oh, rare combination, of many perfects, to make one perfection! Oh, heavenly music, where all parts do meet in one sweet strain, to make One Perfect Sweet!

[Charles H. Spurgeon]

Psalm 45:2 ... Thou art fairer than the children of men: grace is poured into thy lips: therefore God hath blessed thee for ever.

Song of Solomon 5:16 ... His mouth is most sweet: yea, he is altogether lovely. This is my beloved, and this is my friend, O daughters of Jerusalem.

Hebrews 5:9 ... And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him;