“For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, and you have been given fullness in Christ, who is the head over every power and authority.”

Colossians 2:9-10
“It’s all relative,” people say. But only absolute truth brings fullness of life. 

The Colossians, like many today, dabbled in the spirit world seeking “fullness of life.” Paul points them (and us!) to the truth of Jesus, that He exists in the fullness of God and brings us into that fullness with Him. In Jesus we are complete. Because God’s fullness dwells in Jesus, and since we are in union with Him through the Holy Spirit, we too possess the fullness of God. We need nothing more; we need no one else. 

For the Jews, the fundamental sign of acceptance into God’s covenant community was circumcision. Paul said that through Jesus’ death on the cross, our hearts were circumcised; He changed us. “Your whole self ruled by the flesh was put off when you were circumcised by Christ” (Colossians 2:11). A recent sermon by Matt Woodley reminds us, “Everything that the 

Old Testament circumcision promised—God’s acceptance, love, and faithfulness—is ours through faith in Jesus.” The truth of Jesus assures us of our acceptance and fullness of life in Him.



Scripture Focus

Ephesians 1:1-14

Insight

Are you seeking fullness? Jesus said: “The thief comes only to … destroy; I have come that they may have life … to the full” (John 10:10).

Bible In A Year

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