“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 dwells 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.”
Paul prayed elsewhere “that I may know him.” This was towards the end a life spent in the service of Christ, yet he still desired to know Christ. We are faced with the reality that there are some things of Christ we know. There are other things that we ought to know, that are revealed in His holy Word. And there are still other things about the Son of God that we will never know, as it would take the divine attribute of omniscience to understand fully the being of God.
God is a Spirit, infinite, eternal, and unchangeable, in His being, wisdom, power, holiness, justice, goodness, and truth. All that God is, is somehow miraculously funnelled down into that earthly body. The One with whom we have to do is not therefore merely a man, a good man, or even a prophet, but He is the God-Man. He is perfect God and perfect Man. And He alone can save.
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 infinite. His goodness towards them that love Him is also infinite. When remembering the Babe in Bethlehem, let us not forget the Sovereign on the throne.
Quote: “Veiled in flesh the Godhead see! Hail the Incarnate Deity! Pleased as man with man to dwell, Jesus our Emmanuel.” – Charles Wesley
Daily devotions are from the book “Eagle’s Wings” published by the Free Presbyterian Church. © Free Presbyterian Church 1991- All Rights Reserved.