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“but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.”


and without spot

“Without spot” means not to cause a spot or stain upon something — spotless. “Without stain” pertains to being without that which might mar one’s moral character — “morally spotless, pure.” In 1 Peter 1:19, this implies that Jesus is an unblemished offering because He is sinless.

Jesus was without blemish and without spot. Jesus was born without sin and committed no act of sin. There was no flaw in the character of the Son of God.

Jesus was the only one who could say, “For I always do those things that please Him.” He was also the only person in the world who could say, “Which of you convicts Me of sin?” (John 8:29, 46). He said that to a crowd he infuriated with raw, unadulterated truth. Had there been anything that they could have thrown in His face, these enraged religionists would have done it right there. Later, in John 8, they tried to kill Him.

Jesus was sinless, stainless, spotless. He was the only one truly qualified to be the Lamb of God.

“For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him,” (2 Corinthians 5:21).

“Who committed no sin, Nor was deceit found in His mouth,“ (1 Peter 2:22).

“And you know that He was manifested to take away our sins, and in Him there is no sin,” (1 John 3:5).


We rest in Jesus’ perfection before God.


The enemies of Christ asserted his spotlessness:

Judas: “I have betrayed innocent blood.”
Pilate: “I find no fault in this man.”
Pilate’s wife: “Have nothing to do with this just person.”
Thief: “This man has done nothing amiss.”
Roman centurion: “Surely, this was a righteous person.”

Jesus’ perfection makes our imperfections stand out in hideous contrast. His infallibility sets in contrast to any other person who has ever lived. To use the word infallibility to any other person who has ever lived is unadulterated blasphemy.

Jesus is the only man who ever lived who never had to say, “I’m sorry” or “My mistake.” He never made a mistake. Jesus stands in towering superiority above any other person. He was no mere religious leader. He was God made visible for 33 and one-half years on earth.