My cup runneth over …

Colossians 2:9-10 For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.  Paul described the revelation that in the person of Jesus Christ the Godhead was complete and that we are complete in Him.  We’ve quoted this on numerous occasions to declare His sufficiency of deity.  We are settled that in the Godhead Jesus is enough, but I wonder if we leave the scripture behind when we discuss other subjects about life and ambitions.  Is Jesus enough for other parts of life?  Is His presence enough to fill those other voids that plague our living?

Noted counselors are speaking about the deficits of emotion and how that technologies and monies are cyclical in nature.  The result is that after the high of gain or new, there is a deeper void left behind.  It’s akin to the aftertaste that leaves one bitter and not better. It’s joined to debt left after the purchase fails to satisfy. Only a few days later, the new becomes the old and the things we had hoped would be enough fall short.

I submit that Jesus can fill every deficit in this life.  I believe that He’s the only One who can satisfy.  Everything else is temporal and leaves us worse than before. Nevertheless I ask, Is Jesus enough for you?

glassofwaterDemas didn’t think so as he left the side of Paul and joined himself to this present world. The rich young ruler didn’t think so.  He walked away sorrowful when he considered the choice. He thought it was too much to give up.  Is Jesus enough?  The world will tell you that being a Christian should be compartmentalized so that you can have your church life and your “private” life too.  The spirit of the age leads us further away with vain philosophies. Yet I submit that in Christ our fullness also dwells.  David said it best when he wrote of that Great Shepherd, “my cup runneth over.”

Pastor Jeffrey Harpole

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