Perfect In Every Detail

Posted: Wednesday, January 27, 2010 in John, New Testament
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John 19:31-36
Now it was the day of Preparation, and the next day was to be a special Sabbath. Because the Jews did not want the bodies left on the crosses during the Sabbath, they asked Pilate to have the legs broken and the bodies taken down. The soldiers therefore came and broke the legs of the first man who had been crucified with Jesus, and then those of the other. But when they came to Jesus and found that he was already dead, they did not break his legs…These things happened so that the scripture would be fulfilled: “Not one of his bones will be broken,” and, as another scripture says, “They will look on the one they have pierced.”

I love movies and the way they are able to weave stories that make it all seem real. What a lot of work it must take to write a script, cast the actors, chose the sets and locations, get the entire crew in place, shoot every last detail and hope that all of this adds us to a box office hit. Few become hits and many flop and so the story goes. As time progresses and technologies improve, we realize how the fine details are not so fine anymore as our eyes are now used to seeing things in better light. However, this picture of Jesus’ life and death painted in words in the gospels is unchanging and seems to be perfect in every sense. How is that possible? Were there some loopholes to the tale?

There are four cross references for verse 36 and they are Exodus 12:46; Num. 9:12; Psalm 34:20; Zech. 12:10. When you read these, you will note that the background refers to the passover lamb. Is it not amazing that Jesus is our passover lamb, perfect and unblemished in every way, sinless, righteous, and sacrificed for nothing but our sinfulness. How awesome is our God who is perfect in every way, and fulfills every requirement of the law to be our sin offering? For this God who is so perfect, don’t you think he does everything in a perfect way for his glory? Lets not grow weary when trials come our way because God will work perfectly in and through every situation in our lives for his glory.

In His Loving Service,

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  1. Suzanne says:

    Dear Vineet,

    Thanks for sending these daily devotionals. They are very inspiring and refreshing. They help me stay focused on the belief that God is working in my life perfectly and in his time. I lost my job last year, got into a temp position for the past 4 month….that is coming to a close, and now the same firm is contemplating on making me permanent. Keep me in your prayers, so that things work for me for the best, accordingl to the will and plan of the Almighty.

    Kind regards,

    • ServantBoy says:

      Hi Suzanne
      God deserves all the glory for the wisdom and the word and I’m glad that you are as encouraged as i am by him. I will certainly keep you covered in prayer that the Lord’s will be done in your life and he is glorified regardless!

  2. Hi Vineet.

    Thanks for this post. I will do my further research about the cross from the verses you have provided.



    • ServantBoy says:

      Hi Gladwell
      I must apologize that the links to those 4 verses are the entire chapter but the reason is that you would need the chapter to get the essence of the verse. Do share your thoughts back and God bless you for your blessed ministry of the word too!

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