Posted by: bshelley | November 13, 2008

The Perfect


Today’s Verse: 1 Corinthians 13:12 For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face; now I know in part, but then I will know fully just as I am fully known. NASB

How privileged we are today to have God’s full revelation so readily available. When the early church was yet in its infancy, some Christians were specially gifted with prophesy and knowledge they shared with their fellow believers. They received it piece meal as it was needed and as God determined. Even the apostles like Paul knew that what God had inspired him through the Holy Spirit to write down was only pieces of the whole. The revelation, thus revealed in part, was in its childhood. Paul compares it to seeing through a darkened or dim mirror. That is, only part could be seen through these means. It was partial knowledge made known through spiritually gifted Christians as it was revealed to them by the Holy Spirit. The knowledge we possess today in the completed cannon of scriptures we call the New Testament is the perfect and complete word and will of God revealed. It is clear now, being more complete than any one of those gifted or inspired ones possessed at the time of its inspiration and first hearing. Today, we can open up the scriptures and read God’s complete revelation and know Him and His will clearly. The veil of partiality having been removed. It is no longer the partial we posses, but the perfect whole. How wonderful a blessing that is to have before us. How Paul and others likely longed to be able to see as we do when we open God’s word and read. Let’s take a moment today and thank God for His provision of the perfect and the complete. What beauty and wisdom there is as we avail ourselves of the privilege of knowing Him in His word, veil removed.

May God bless your heart as you seek His.


  1. Amen! It is quite a remarkable thing, isn’t it?

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