“For all the fullness was pleased to dwell in him;”
Not only does the Lord Jesus have the preeminence in all things but He is the fullness of God and the fullness of God dwells in Him. The fullness of God is all righteousness, power, authority, wisdom and every spiritual blessing, and so it abides in our Saviour Christ. God gives this position to the Son that the glory of God might be revealed to us and all the created order, in this world and other worlds. The whole of heaven will bow to the Son and He will reign for ever and ever. The people of God will reign with Him in all glory and power and dominion. This is the Lord we serve and the future of the saints of God.
All our righteousness and our future blessings depend on Christ. We look to Him only and see the fullness of the Father God and rejoice that we belong to Him. Only in Him are we safe and secure and in faith we trust in Him to bring us safely home to heaven and lead us through this tempestuous life to the safe haven of our spiritual home.
“I am the vine. You are the branches. He who remains in me, and I in him, the same bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.”
Without the power of God in our lives we will remain impotent to serve the Lord and will not persevere to the end of our lives with The Lord. We will eventually fall away and cease from our spiritual life and become darkened once more. Beloved, how much we need the Lord and how great is our dependence on Him. Let us strive to enter into the joy of walking with Him every day and keeping our pathway pure and right with God.
If we should detract from the Lord Jesus and fail to see and render to Him His due place in our lives, we undermine our salvation and detract from the truth of God. This is not a feature in the life of the true believer, and so we give Him all the glory due to Him and stick closely to His word and not the word of another.
Those who love the Lord are humble and walk that way with Him. We will bring many to righteousness by our quiet and godly living and in the way we interact with others.
“True instruction was in his mouth, and nothing false was found on his lips. He walked with Me in peace and uprightness, and he turned many from iniquity.”
We emulate the pattern of the Lord Jesus and how He conducted Himself as He walked this sinful world. We also should be like Him, and know Him as our close companion, that we might please Him and honour Him for who He is.