1 Peter 1:19 – …Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:
There was a man at West Point who tried hard to achieve a perfect room inspection, and one morning he thought he had succeeded. The white gloved company commander checked every corner of the room, and the gloves came away clean. The young student was feeling pretty good and proud. But then the commander said, “Raise your left foot!” and ran his white gloved finger along the sole of his shoe. It was not a perfect inspection!
There is only one man who ever achieved a perfect inspection. His name is Jesus Christ. He lived a sinless perfect life that you and I could not live. His record is spotless. The Bible says that He “knew no sin” (2 Cor. 5:21). Jesus Christ lived the life you and I couldn’t live and died the death that we deserved. You see, Jesus Christ did not die for sins that He committed. He was put to death for our sins (1 Cor. 15:3).
After three days He arose from the dead and He is living today! He wants to trade records with you. He will take your sins and give you His Righteousness, if you will receive Him by faith. The Bible says “But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name” (John 1:12).
Do you want a perfect inspection when you stand before God? You can’t get it on your own. Scripture says “Who can say, I have made my heart clean, I am pure from my sin?” (Prov. 20:9). Jesus Christ has earned the only perfect mark. Don’t be like the proud cadet who deceived himself into thinking he had everything clean and ready. Admit that you are a sinner in need of a Saviour. Jesus Christ will save you if you call upon him. The Bible says “Whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved” (Rom. 10:13).