Read Colossians 2
Have you ever really thought about being complete in Christ? What does that look like?
The Greek word for complete is pleroo meaning to cram (a net) or level up (a hollow) in the literal sense. In the figurative sense is means to furnish (imbue, diffuse, influence), satisfy, execute (an office), finish (a task), verify (coincide with a prediction, accomplish, after (be), complete, end expire, fill up, fulfill, (be, make) full (come), fully preach, perfect, and supply. That’s a lot of additional meaning for one word don’t you think?
Jesus came to complete us. We were hollow inside, dead in our sins until Christ came to level us up and fill the hollowness with His Spirit. Christ satisfies our longings and God’s wrath toward sin. He alone finished the work required to remove sin forever. Jesus fills us up with His Holy Spirit and fulfilled God’s Word to make holy and blameless in His sight. Jesus supplies everything we need. He had made us perfect in God’s eyes.
How does understanding we are complete in Christ affect our life? We can rest in the confidence of Christ. He did everything already. We don’t need to do anything, except cling to Him. He is our life raft.
Paul suggests we not be moved by other people’s judgment of us. We know God is the One knitting us together and causing us to grow in maturity. Paul also warns us not to fall back into our old ways of following regulations and people pleasing to find satisfaction. For our satisfaction comes from Christ alone.
When we are in Christ we have full assurance of understanding the mystery of God. All wisdom and knowledge is in Him. Armed with this wisdom we are not deceived by persuasive words. Instead we are steadfast in our faith in Christ.
Father God thank you for completing us in Christ Jesus. In Him we have all that we need to live a godly life until He returns for us. Thank your for the fullness in Him. We trust in you. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.
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