As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him: Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving. Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power: (Colossians 2:6-10)
Today's Morsel: What do you look for in people to see if they are content? What yardstick do you use for determining completion in a person's life or in your own life? Paul told the church at Colossi that they were complete in Christ. He was trying to let them know that their understanding of Jesus and the teaching he had given them was all that they needed. Paul teaching of the gospel to them was all that they needed and it is all that we need, too. "For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek" (Romans 1:16). If your salvation is according to the gospel, you should be complete in Him. You see, when you are born again and Christ is your life, it makes it easy to be complete in Him. When you allow yourself to live according to His word, other things and teachings won't faze you because you know truth. And the truth shall make you free (John 8:32). When you have total understanding of Jesus and His deity, you won't be lead astray with philosophy and vain deceit. Because the fullness of God is in Christ, we should be (and can be) complete in Him.
Sing: I am so satisfied, I am so satisfied with my Saviour, He means more to me, than anything, anything, that this world could ever offer me.