Theme: THE UNSEARCHABLE RICHES OF HIS GRACE
DAY 9, Read Colossians 1:19-23
“A PRECIOUS PLENTITUDE”
Key Verse: “For it pleased the Father that in Him all the fullness should dwell” (Colossians 1:19)
Understanding the riches and the extent of fullness we have available in Christ will help us know how far we can go to place a demand on God. In Christ, grace is so abundant, and God would hardly say no to any of his children who desires and thirsts for his favour. The issue is, do we have the faith to ask? Below, Charles H. Spurgeon comments on the degree of fullness we have in Christ. He calls it, “A precious plentitude: —
- The fullness belongs to Christ personally. In His complex nature He possesses fullness.
(1) In Him dwelt all the fullness of the Godhead bodily. The fullness of omnipotence, omnipresence, wisdom, justice, mercy. The attributes of God make up a perfect total. The unity, with all its uniqueness is His. The fractional parts are ours.
(2) There was also a fullness of Christ in respect to His manhood. Nothing was lacking in Him to constitute human perfection — sinlessness, sympathy, the virtues of both sexes, human nature in its completeness.
- In Christ is an acquired fullness. His perfect obedience secured an everlasting wellspring of merit; and now risen from the dead there is a fullness of prevalence in His intercession, of cleansing power, and of peace, when the Spirit applies the blood to the guilty conscience.
- A fullness of dignity, prerogative, and qualification. He is a perfect prophet, priest, and king. Join all the qualities involved in name or fame and you shall find that He comprises them all in liberal, lavish fullness.
- A fullness of every kind of perfection. All that is virtuous, amiable, noble or illustrious.
- A fullness of the Spirit. The Lord gives not the Spirit by measure unto Him.
- An abiding fullness. All the saints of every age have drawn their supplies from Him, but He is just as full as ever. He is never less, He can never be more than full.
- Surely, then, the saints were empty before. All alike are empty of merit and satisfaction.
- The filling is universal. All the saints partake of it.
- There must be a personal reception in every case. Grace cannot be derived or transmitted from one individual to another.
- It is gratuitous “Grace for grace”; not purchased or earned but received. All the doing to receive it is an undoing: the soul empties itself to be filled.”
PRAYER: Father, thank you for the abundant supply of grace we have in Your Son, Jesus.