“So you also are complete through your union with Christ” (Colossians 2:10a NLT).


In contrast to the emptiness of the world’s wisdom, Paul taught that believers are “complete” (“full to capacity”) through their union with Christ. This is not the same as the command to “be filled,” but a truth to know. Those who are united with Christ have also been made complete in Him. There is nothing lacking in their salvation that they should labor to add. For Christ has fulfilled all that was necessary and declared it “finished,” paid in full. So that we may know that our old sin nature was crucified with Christ and buried with Christ and our new nature is raised with Christ and is hidden with Christ in God. We are in Christ and He is in us. In union with Christ, we are lacking nothing. We are complete. If we have Christ, we have need of nothing else. For Christ is our all in all.
Do you feel that something is missing in your life? Get Christ and you will find that you have been filled to completion.
PRAYER: Dear Father, when we rightly grasp the reality of our union with Christ, we realize that You have given us all. There is nothing withheld. We already have all things. For Christ is our all in all. We are made complete in Him and through Him. So instead of asking for some need to be met today, we ask that You deepen our knowing of that which we already have, namely, union with Christ. In Jesus’ name, amen.