Devotions on Names of Christ

…he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. -Isaiah 9:6

We invite you to encounter more of Christ by reflecting on his marvelous names in Scripture. This page features daily selections from the book, I Want to Know More of Christ, by Steve Hall. As you listen to the audio or read the text versions (which are updated every day) may you become increasingly captivated by the fullness of Christ! You can also receive a free daily email reminder to visit this page by signing up below.

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Jesus is…

The Fullness of the Deity

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SCRIPTURE READING:
Colossians 2:6-10

So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.

See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the elemental spiritual forces of this world rather than on Christ.

For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, and in Christ you have been brought to fullness. He is the head over every power and authority.

SIGNIFICANCE:
The LORD JESUS CHRIST is all that God is in a body.

Dear Father, Thank You that in Christ is all the Fullness (completeness, entirety, totality) of the Deity in all the other names of Christ. I marvel that the whole Deity became incarnate in Christ in bodily form. My heart burns inside when I think about Him, like the hearts of the two disciples on the Road to Emmaus must have burned when Jesus revealed the fullness of Himself to them in the Old Testament. That incident reminds me of Jesus’ wonderful words in John 10:10, “I have come that they [His followers] may have life, and have it to the full.” I want to live in that fullness of the One Who is the Fullness of the Deity. I want to know all of Him, love all of Him, worship all of Him, depend upon all of Him, glorify all of Him, and speak about all of Him to other believers. I wholeheartedly agree with Frances Havergal’s beautiful song of devotion to Jesus which begins, “Take my life and let it be, Consecrated Lord to Thee. Take my moments and my days. Let them flow in ceaseless praise.” I pray that You will put a consuming burning for the Fullness of the Deity in the hearts of lost people that will cause them to cry out for Him to quench their desperate souls. I ask all these things in His inexhaustible name. Amen.

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