Friday, June 10, 2011

I am complete in Christ (Colossians 2:10)

My personal opinion is that all our problems and all the world's problems ultimately stem from our trying to meet some perceived need in our lives the wrong way.  There!  Now we can all go out and work hard to make the world a better place, right?

Not so fast!

Today's blog centers around Colossians 2:10, which declares that we have been made complete in Christ.  Let's take a quick look at how the New English Translation renders Colossians 2:9,10 so we get the context of today's Scripture:

"For in him [Christ] all the fullness of deity lives in bodily form and you have been filled in him, who is the head over every ruler and authority."

Okay.  Here's my paraphrase of the NET:  Jesus is completely God in a human body and you have been completed as a human being if you are in Christ, who by the way, is in charge of everything.

You see, our desperate and vain efforts to meet our own needs our own way are doomed to fail, because what (actually who) we need is God !  And when you are joined to Christ you get all of God and you are therefore...complete!  You are filled.  And once you realize that and begin to find your life, meaning, value, purpose, acceptance and security in are truly satisfied at the deepest core level of your heart and soul.

Money won't fill you.  Stuff won't complete you.  A certain job won't meet all your needs.  Even people and all they can bring into your life won't ultimately complete you...though once you are rooted and established in the love of God in Christ, He will use human relationships to supplement (but not ever be a substitute for) the riches that are yours in Christ!

So NOW you can go out and make the world a better place...not looking for something to fill the emptiness in your soul and somehow make you feel like a whole person...but because now that you ARE complete in Christ, you have something to give to a very needy world that is looking for love in all the wrong places.

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