Morning, May 18, edited from Spurgeon’s Morning and Evening

“For in Him all the fullness of Deity dwells in bodily form, and in Him you have been made complete.” — Colossians 2:9-10

All the attributes of Christ, as God and man, are at our disposal. All the fullness of Deity, the Godhead —whatever that marvelous term may comprehend — is ours to make us complete. He cannot endow us with the attributes of Deity; but he has done all that can be done, for he has made even his divine power and Godhead subservient to our salvation. His omnipotence, omniscience, omnipresence, immutability and infallibility, are all combined for our defense. Arise, believer, and behold the Lord Jesus fastening the whole of his divine Godhead to the chariot of salvation! How vast his grace, how firm his faithfulness, how unswerving his immutability, how infinite his power, how limitless his knowledge! All these are made the pillars of the temple of salvation by the Lord Jesus; and all, without any lessening of their infinity, are covenanted to us as our everlasting inheritance. Every drop of the fathomless love of the Savior’s heart is ours; every sinew in the arm of might, every jewel in the crown of majesty, the immensity of divine knowledge, and the sternness of divine justice, all are ours, and shall be employed for us. The whole of Christ, worthy of all adoration in his character as the Son of God, is by himself given over to us most richly to enjoy. His wisdom is our direction, his knowledge our instruction, his power our protection, his justice our guarantee, his love our comfort, his mercy our support, and his immutability our trust. He withholds no reserve, but opens the recesses of the Mountain of God and calls us to dig in its mines for the hidden treasures. “All, all, all are yours,” he says, “be satisfied with favor and full of the goodness of the Lord.” Oh! How precious therefore to behold Jesus, and to call upon him with the certain confidence that in seeking the intervention of his love or power, we are only asking for that which he has already faithfully promised.