Weekly Pursuit – Week 3 of March

Mar 21, 2024 by



Col. 1:28 “Whom we announce, admonishing every man and teaching every man in all wisdom that we may present every man full-grown in Christ.”




The book of Colossians presents a vision of the wonderful, extensive, all-inclusive Christ. Once we see this vision, our entire being will be attracted by this Christ and will be possessed by Christ and occupied with Him. Then gradually, the extensive Christ who occupies our attention will replace every element of our natural human life. He will even replace with Himself our kindness, our humility, and our love for our parents. At best, our natural virtues can be compared to polished copper, but Christ is gold. He far surpasses in value anything we possess by nature. The more we experience the Christ who exceeds everything and replaces everything in our natural life with Himself, the more we will be able to declare, “To me, to live is Christ.” To us, to live will be the Christ who has taken full possession of us and who occupies us and fills us with Himself.


To be full-grown in Christ is to be filled and saturated with Christ. The Greek word for full-grown in 1:28 is the same as that used in Ephesians 4:13, where Paul says, “Until we all arrive at the oneness of the faith and of the full knowledge of the Son of God, at a full-grown man, at the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.” The measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ is simply a full-grown man. Eventually, this maturity will issue in the Body, the corporate expression of Christ. ( Life-study of Colossians, msg. 49)

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