Song 5:16 His mouth is most sweet,
Yes, he is altogether lovely.
This is my beloved,
And this is my friend,
O daughters of Jerusalem!
Perfection! What or who do you know that defines perfection. Recently, I was watching an old Kathryn Kuhlman video where she was preaching on the person of the Holy Spirit (what else would you expect?). She talked about what she experienced the first time she saw someone baptized in the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues. She described that moment as ‘absolute perfection’. She went on to say repeatedly that God was perfect. She said He is absolutely perfect, nothing imperfect or incomplete in Him. In all of our hearts there is a desire to experience this perfection for ourselves. We may not say it just like that; nevertheless, that is what we all long for. Like David said, “To gaze upon the beauty of the Lord”. Here is a description of this seeking and finding from Jonathan Edwards.
“Before Christ is found, there is nothing that is truly lovely that is ever found or seen…
But now they have found Christ, they have found one that is excellent indeed. They see in him a real and substantial excellency.
Before that, while they were under trouble, they had before them only those things that were objects of fear and terror, such as their own guilt, the wickedness of their hearts, and the wrath of God, and death and hell, but nothing pleasant or lovely. But [when] they came to find Christ, what was terrible in those objects disappears, and they found a glorious object and far surpassing all things that ever they saw, one of excellent majesty and of perfect purity and brightness, purer than the light of the sun, infinitely farther from all deformity or defilement than the highest heavens themselves; and this conjoined with the sweetest grace, one that clothes himself with mildness and meekness and love. How refreshing and rejoicing must this be after they have nothing before their eyes but their sins staring them in the face, appearing with a frightful countenance, and God’s terrible anger, and frightful devils, and death’s pale and ghastly countenance, and the devouring flames of hell. How exceeding refreshing must it be to find so lovely an object after they have so long had nothing but such objects before ‘em.”
So where have you been looking lately? Maybe it was for the perfect day, the perfect job, the perfect vacation, or the perfect mate. Regardless of where you have been searching, perfection is seen in the face of Jesus Christ.