WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9
Scripture: Colossians 2:8-10
Colossians 2:8-10 says, “Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ. For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily; and you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power.” All of us can agree on verse 9. We all believe that in Jesus, all the fullness of the Godhead dwelt bodily. The noun play-rom-ah means ‘to fill to the top until no space remains.’ The problem for all of us becomes the next verse. If we believe that Jesus demonstrated the fullness of the Godhead bodily, we might focus on the verb of play-rom-ah, play-ro-o which is used in verse 10, “…and you are complete/play-ro-o in Him, who is the head of all principality and power.” We are the verb, the action of the fullness of the Godhead. Jesus is the noun of the fullness of the Godhead, but the believing church is the verb of the fullness of the Godhead. This is a privilege and it demands that you and I act in such a way as to declare, decree and call forth fullness as it is appropriate by the Holy Spirit. The question is, do we feel comfortable doing that? Do we feel like we are qualified to be the action or verb of the Godhead? As fullness of iniquity approaches in our land it is obvious that we need to get qualified very, very quickly. Purposeful Christian maturity is a key!