Morning, January 27, edited from Spurgeon’s Morning and Evening
“For of His fullness we have all received.” — John 1:16
These words tell us that there is a fullness in Christ. There is a fullness of essential Deity, for “in him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead.” There is a fullness of perfect manhood, for in him, bodily, that Godhead was revealed. There is a fullness of atoning power in his blood, for “the blood of Jesus Christ, his Son, cleanses us from all sin.” There is a fullness of justifying righteousness in his life, for “there is therefore now no condemnation to them that are in Christ Jesus.” There is a fullness of divine mastery in his plea, for “He is able also to save forever those who draw near to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them.” There is a fullness of victory in his death, for through death he destroyed him that had the power of death, that is the devil. There is a fullness of power in his resurrection from the dead, for by it we are “born again to a living hope.” There is a fullness of triumph in his ascension, for “when he ascended on high, he led captive a host of captives, and he gave gifts to men.” There is a fullness of blessings of every sort and shape; a fullness of grace to pardon, of grace to regenerate, of grace to sanctify, of grace to preserve, and of grace to perfect. There is a fullness at all times; a fullness of comfort in affliction; a fullness of guidance in prosperity. A fullness of every divine attribute, of wisdom, of power, of love; a fullness impossible to survey, much less to explore. “For it was the Father’s good pleasure for all the fullness to dwell in Him.” Oh, what a fullness must this be of which we all receive! Fullness, indeed, must there be when the stream is always flowing, and yet its source, the well, springs up as free, as rich, as full as ever. Come, believer, and get all your need supplied; ask copiously, and you shall receive copiously, for this “fullness” is inexhaustible, and is treasured up where all the needy may reach it, even in Jesus, Immanuel — God with us.