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My Perfect One – SoS Saturday 

But my dove, my perfect one, is unique:
She is her mother's only daughter;
She is the pure child of the one who bore her.

Song of Songs 6:9 NASB

The Shepherd King calls His maiden, His bride, My perfect one.

Jesus our good Shepherd, the King of Kings calls His bride, My perfect one.

You look in the mirror and say,

“Amazing grace, how sweet the sound, to save a wretch like me.”
He says, “Look again!”

You say, “I’m just a sinner, saved by grace.”
He says, “Look again!”

You say, “I’m not worthy to tie the laces of His sandals.”
He says, “Look again!

You are my dove, My perfect one.

He says:

Let no one keep defrauding you of your prize by delighting in self-abasement - Colossians 2:18 NASB

(yep – that’s what it says)

Perfect: Hebrew – ‘tam’

  • Complete
  • Perfect
  • One who lacks nothing in physical strength, beauty, etc
  • Sound, wholesome
  • Complete, morally innocent, having integrity
  • One who is morally and ethically pure


When you were dead in your transgressions and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He made you alive together with Him, having forgiven us all our transgressions, having canceled out the certificate of debt consisting of decrees against us, which was hostile to us; and He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross. - Colossians 2:13-14 NASB

[I have to say – that verse takes my breath away!]


Now unto Him that is able to keep you from falling,
and to present you faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy,
To the only wise God our Savior,
be glory and majesty, dominion and power,
both now and ever.

Jude 1:24-25 KJV

My dove, My perfect one…

Ben NelsonThanks for coming by.

See you again soon.


8 thoughts on “My Perfect One – SoS Saturday 

  1. Fig Tree Chance

    Now, this IS eerie! Earlier today I thought I was going to have to email you with a "stump the professor" question--like in the old days, if you remember. I had never heard of "worshiping the will", ever--and the speaker just said it was in Colossians, but didn't give the chap and verse. So I proceeded to read the whole book, but wondered if I'd heard incorrectly--as it wasn't so clearly stated in any of my 7 Bible versions. I kinda thought I was close, but since this recent spiritual surge (voracious appetite for the Word), I needed more than just "kinda". And using the study portions of 2 different Bibles didn't get me anywhere either--that was when I thought of contacting you, but as I've mentioned, I'm a determined gal these days. I went to Bible Hub--or whatever that online "help" is called--and sure 'nuff, there it was, in the American Standard Bible (I have a New Amer Standard in my collection, but it doesn't match). And now I get here--in the wee hours of Sat--and you're just a few verses up from the Col 2:23 one I was hunting. WOWZA. Have a blessed weekend!

    1. Ben Nelson

      That's great - a good appetite will ever serve you well. I have never thought about that phrase. May need to dig around it a bit and see what he's talking about there.

      Have a great Lord's day.

  2. Dave Malnes

    It is difficult to comprehend the grace of God that by being in Christ we receive the status of perfection yet while being in a state of sin. Thanks for your post on the biblical concept of perfection.


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