“You are complete in Him.” Colossians 2:10
Think, O believer, with wonder and amazement. Reflect with gratitude and love, that while you are deploring the common ruin of human nature and mournfully feeling its sad effects upon your own soul, you may yet look through all your imperfection, frailty, and unworthiness to your glorious Representative, and see yourself complete in Him.
- The law which would condemn you, He has completely satisfied
- The obedience which it requires in order for your acceptance with God, He has completely paid, and
- That eternal life from which your sinful imperfections must have forever barred you, is now your inalienable inheritance, as the reward of His righteousness, who lived and died for you.
Go forth, then, and glorify Him in heart and life. The more you believe in Him, the more will you love Him. The more you love Him, the better will you serve Him. And until He shall remove you from this vale of sin and sorrow, let your song in the house of your pilgrimage be this: “Complete in Him.” “In the Lord have I righteousness and strength.” Christ is my wisdom, righteousness, sanctification, and redemption.
Devotion by Karl Heinrich von Bogatzky (1690—1774)
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