Brothers and sisters in Christ, we are, by the free grace of God, complete in Christ our Savior! We lack nothing! All that He is, we are in Him! All that He has, we have in Him! All that He has done, we’ve done in Him! We possess the infinite fullness of eternal life and everlasting salvation in Jesus Christ our Lord!
“You are complete in Him!” -Colossians 2:10
Oh desponding Christian, is not your grief caused by looking within yourself? Is not that miserable feeling of failure and disappointment, caused by your strange fixation upon your hollow heart of iniquity? You look within, hoping to find something good, something pure, something precious, something clean, but what do you see? Nothing but sin! To stare into one’s self, is to stare into a bottomless pit of despair and hopelessness! “The human heart is the most deceitful of all things, and desperately wicked!” Jeremiah 17:9
Will we ever learn this? There is nothing within us to give us hope, rest, or peace. Have we ever found anything within us that gave us joy? Of course not! Then why do we continue to stare into the darkness? All that we see within is foul, ugly, and grim! One glance within ought to sicken us. We would sooner find diamonds in a dunghill or roses growing in a sewer than find goodness dwelling within!
In ourselves we are sinful, guilty, and vile! But bless God forever! Our standing before God is not in ourselves; it’s in Christ! He is our Salvation, our Righteousness, our Hope, our Holiness, and our Acceptance with God!