Morning & Evening Daily Devotional Reading– May 18
by Charles H. Spurgeon, Revised and Edited by William C. Neff
“In [Jesus] the fullness of God lives in bodily form. And you are complete in Him.”
All the attributes of Christ as God and man are at our disposal. All the fullness of the Godhead, whatever that marvelous term may comprehend, is ours to make us complete. It is impossible for us to receive the attributes of deity, but Christ has done for us all that can possibly be done. He has even made His divine power and Godhead a servant to our salvation. His inexhaustible power and knowledge, and more than that, his unchanging, infallible, all-present being are freely given for our defense.
Get up, O believer, and envision the Lord Jesus hooking up His Divine being to the chariot of your salvation! How vast is His grace; how firm His faithfulness; how unchanging His character; how infinite His power; how limitless His knowledge! This is the foundation of your salvation, and it will never diminish; it is your covenanted and perpetual inheritance.
Christ gives all He is to us to richly enjoy. His wisdom is our direction, His knowledge our instruction, His power our protection, His justice our guarantee that good will prevail, His love our comfort, His mercy our hope, and His immutability our trust. He sets nothing off limits, but opens the recesses of the Mount of God and invites us to dig in its mines for the hidden treasures. “All belongs to you,” He says, “so be satisfied with the favor and goodness of the Lord.”
Oh! how sweet it is to behold Jesus in this way, and to call upon Him with the certain confidence that when we seek His love or power, we are but asking for that which He has already faithfully promised. [M&E]