And above all of these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness.
The preceding verses speak about how we should conduct ourselves as God’s chosen people. It talks about clothing yourself with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive as the Lord forgave you. Then, this verse appears. God wants us to put on charity above all of these things, which is the bond of perfectness. Charity is the perfect bond that ties us to the Lord. In Spanish, the word charity means “the love that never ceases to be”. It was charity, that drove Christ to the cross to die for our sins!
Charity lacks nothing essential to the whole and is complete of its nature and kind. It is without blemish and thorough in every way. This is what perfectness is all about. There is nothing missing or nothing broken in Christ. Even in death, it was the perfect solution for our sin. There was no other way that we could be saved. How perfect is our God! He reigns in perfectness. He created us in perfectness. His plan of salvation was crafted in perfectness. His love for you and I…..perfectness!
Lord Jesus, I give you praise, glory, and honor for your perfect love. There is no one like you! Thank you for the bond of perfectness that ties us together. You never cease to amaze me! I love you! Help me to be a witness to your amazing love. Let my attitude and my heart please you. Remove anything in my life that displeases you. Above all, my desire is to walk in love. In Jesus name, Amen!