Scripture Reading: Colossians 2:9-13
God is all-sufficient. Only He can identify with true perfection. Nothing is perfect if it is incomplete. Ergo, only through the operation of God can any creature attain perfection, for no earthly being is complete in itself. Only the believer can claim the condition described by the Apostle Paul; his statement is to the saints of God in Christ only. "For in Him [Christ] dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. And ye are complete in Him, which is the head of all principality and power. And you ... hath He quickened together with Him, HAVING FORGIVEN YOU ALL TRESPASSES."
"So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and EVERY ONE MEMBERS ONE OF ANOTHER" (Romans 12:5). What a responsibility! Our position is that we have been fully reconciled in God's sight; ("First He sees Jesus; then He sees me.") but we must reflect our completeness with our behavior. Our apostle admonishes us, "Grieve not the Holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption ... And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, FORGIVING ONE ANOTHER, EVEN AS GOD FOR CHRIST'S SAKE HATH FORGIVEN YOU" (Ephesians 4:30, 32). "For we are His workmanship, CREATED IN CHRIST JESUS UNTO GOOD WORKS, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them" (Ephesians 2:10).
We cannot contribute perfection; we can only respond to God's perfection by dedicating our lives to His service. "Put on love, which is the bond of perfectness. And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful" (Colossians 3=14b-1S).
How God Saves Men
Believing Christ DIED, that’s HISTORY.
Believing Christ DIED for YOU SINS and Rose again that’s SALVATION.
Read Romans 1:16, Romans 10:9-10 and 1. Corinthians 15:1-4
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