THE FULNESS OF CHRIST
“In Him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily” [Colossians 2:9]
The ability to package immense Bible truths within a very few words was a gift given Paul by the Holy Spirit. And probably no greater example is found than this statement that in Christ dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. At this season when many focus on the birth of Christ, how few grasp even a little of the magnitude of the miracle that occurred when “The Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us” [John 1:14].
Paul prayed elsewhere “That I may know Him” [Philippians 3:10]. This was towards the end of a life spent in the service of Christ, yet he still desired to know the Lord better. We are faced with the reality there are some things we do know, and there are other things we ought to know, that are revealed in His Word. But there are still things about Jesus we will never know. We would need to be omniscient to fully understand the being of God.
“God is a Spirit, infinite, eternal, and unchangeable, in His being, wisdom, power, holiness, justice, goodness, and truth.” [S.C. #4]. All that God is, is somehow miraculously funneled down into that earthly body and He alone can save the sinful soul.
His life is infinitely holy. His justice is infinitely right. His Word is infinitely true. His wisdom to understand our need is infinite. His power to save is also infinite. When remembering the Babe in Bethlehem, let us not forget the Sovereign on the throne.