Complete In Him

complete in him“You are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power.” - Colossians 2:10 A little mingling of eastern mysticism, astrology, some philosophy, and finally, religious legalism, and you have a deadly mix.  Deadly to the soul, deadly to the spirit.  This particular combination has tried to undermine the faith of believers since the earliest days of the church.

Albert Camus once wrote, “Truth, like light, blinds.  Falsehood, on the contrary, is a beautiful twilight that enhances every object.”

The early apostles warned believers about persuasive opponents who twist the truth with “twilight” delusions. Every generation of believers faces new assaults on their faith, and wrestles with their own questions, doubts, and discoveries. But to those who are well founded in the Word and growing spiritually, this is not threatening—it is a healthy part of growth!

Ultimately, an honest seeker of the truth will discover what the apostle Paul said in today’s verse: we are complete in Jesus, and He is the head of all the powers and philosophies and ideas floating around out there.  He is the ultimate fulfillment of our search for the truth.

The false answers that attract people are not based on a realistic understanding of human sin, human brokenness or human weakness. 

Therefore, they never really address the real problem that plagues human beings, and they offer no real hope of forgiveness or redemption. Those who fill themselves only with themselves will always remain full of themselves—but lacking the opportunity to grow, to give, to find meaning and purpose in life.

Redemption is the great gift of God to us through Jesus. 

Our lives, with all our mistakes, foolish choices, and sin can start over, with purpose and meaning...complete.

“Christ was a complete man.” Augustine of Hippo

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