The Bond of Perfectness

Written by Larry M. Jaynes:

 Colossians 3:14:
And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness.

“Charity” is the Greek word agapao. This is a verb form of the Greek noun agapee, and means love, the love of God applied. God’s Word instructs “above all things” that we put on love, and the Bible says that love “is the bond of perfectness.” The word “bond” means that which ties, holds, or binds together, and in this verse, love is what holds us together. The word “perfectness” means total completeness, for there is absolutely nothing beyond or above having the love of God manifested in our own lives. When believers begin realizing that they have God’s divine love in their hearts (Romans 5:5), and they begin using this love in daily situations, they will come to experience a genuine reassurance that they are building their spiritual lives on the true bond of perfectness.

Mark 12:29–30:
-29: And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord:
-30: And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.

I Timothy 1:5a:
Now the end of the commandment is charity {love} . . .

When we look at Mark 12:29-30 and I Timothy 1:5 we find the first commandment is love and then the end of the commandment is also love. What we have here is a wondrous and godly concept that begins and ends in love. Love is one of the greatest things that God has ever given to us, and this love is “above all things.” In a world where almost everything is imperfect we can tap into something that is a perfect constant reality, and is our bond of perfectness, for God’s love allows us to experience precious moments of total completeness immersed in God’s perfect love.

In I Corinthians 13:8 God says, “Charity never faileth.” God’s love will never let you down, for it is “the bond of perfectness.”

Wanted – Employment Opportunity with Lengthy Vacations

“The Psalmist confessed, I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness- Psalms 84:10. Personally, I would not mind being that doorkeeper who has stockpiles of rewards that I could use for my days off! And as II Peter 3:8 states, a day is with the Lord as a thousand years! Talk about taking a lengthy vacation, wow, it will actually be fun to return back to the door again and say, oh, I don’t know, but something like ‘Gooood Morning Jesus!’ And I would hope to see you, too, so I could bid you a ‘howdy-do and welcome home’!” ~LMJ~

So Let It Be Written – So Let It Be True (An Inner Proclamation)

Ye are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read of all men– II Corinthians 3:2. If we read the New Testament Epistles without heart and the quest for righteous judgment, then all we will ever find are the Epistles of Paul. However, as we earnestly search for real glimpses of divine truth, something of a supernatural nature begins to happen in our inner souls, because astonishingly we begin to realize that the Epistles are not only written to us, but they are also written about us! Knowing this we can begin to understand that the Epistles of Paul do become transformed into the living Epistle of Christ, and they are written directly to our hearts. Forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart– II Corinthians 3:3. Knowing this we can begin to understand that the Epistles of Paul do become transformed into the living Epistle of Christ, and they are written directly to our hearts.” ~LMJ~

The Peace of Christ

Written by Larry M. Jaynes:

 John 14:27:
Peace I {Jesus Christ} leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

Christ’s peace is a precious gift that we have, his peace will guard our hearts from being troubled, and his peace comforts our hearts to relieve us from fear. As we know, there have been peace treaties written for thousands of years, yet they never seem to last and most people have an extreme distrust in them. But the peace of Christ is written deep within our very hearts. We are not instructed to pray for peace, but rather we are to let (allow) Christ’s peace to rest at home in our hearts. Christ has established permanent peace between you and God (Ephesians 2:12-22).

Ephesians 2:14b:
For he {Jesus Christ} is our peace. . .

Could the Word of God be more precise? Jesus Christ is our peace, because he is our inner souls’ comfort. The more that we understand whom Jesus Christ is, the more we will be able to let the actual peace of Christ into our hearts.

Colossians 3:15a:
And let {allow} the peace of God rule in your hearts. . .

The word “God” in Colossians 3:15 from the Greek Text is the word for Christ, not God. Oh, definitely we have the peace of God, but if we leave God’s name in this verse, then spiritual truths become left out, the first truth being that Christ’s peace is also in our hearts. The word “rule” means to umpire. Christians are to allow Christ to be the umpire of our hearts, and in order for us to allow him to umpire, we need to acknowledge him as being alive and at home in our hearts. This is why the next verse, Colossians 3:16 states “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; . . .”

Romans 5:1:
THEREFORE being justified by faith, we have peace with God, through {or, by means of} our Lord Jesus Christ:

We have peace with God because of our Lord Jesus Christ. Henceforth, God’s Word encourages us to “let the word of Christ dwell in you richly.” For starters, Christ said, “Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” These are some of the words of Christ that believers may dwell on richly. Peace of mind and peace of heart is the will of God for His children. Keeping the words of Christ alive (in your heart) will bring the written (and once spoken) words of Christ into a peaceful reality with the assurance that your heart will cease from fear and troublesome agitations.

So today, please allow the words spoken by Jesus Christ to delight and comfort your heart, realizing that you have already obtained the peace of Christ who continues introducing you into the genuine peace and presence of God in and around your life.