11/30/18 “The Fullness of God at Christmas”

Today’s Deeply Rooted Devotion is from John 1:14-16.

Highlighted Verse:

“From his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace.” John 1:16, ESV

Explanation:

Just in these three verses we learn some magnificent things about our God.  He is glorious and full of grace and truth.  We learn that we can experience and see His glory.  How do we see the glory of God?  By looking at Jesus, His Son.  Jesus, the Word that has become flesh and lived among us shows us His glory.  So how do we see Jesus?  Through the Word of God.  The glorious, never-changing, always-true Word of God.  It says that Jesus is the Word that has become flesh. Jesus embodies the fullness of who God is.

Then there is the great promise in verse sixteen.  “For from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace.” Wow! How many times have I read that verse too quickly.  This verse says that those who confess Jesus as Lord received grace out of God’s fullness.  John Piper says it like this, “the fullness of God is the spiritual comprehension (experience) of the fullness of the love of Christ.  It fills the Son of God and pours out on us.” It astounds me that we can experience the fullness of God through His grace.  I am in awe of this and my Lord.

It’s become my personal prayer that I would experience the fullness of God, through Christ, this Christmas.  It’s my prayer that I may know the fullness of God this Christmas season.  It’s my prayer that you will know this too and that God might use these simple devotions to help lead you there.

Application:

  1. How does the truth that you can know the fullness of God through His grace impact you? Meditate on this truth throughout the day.
  2. Read Paul’s prayer in Ephesians 3:18-19. Make this your prayer for yourself for the Christmas season.

Tomorrow’s Deeply Rooted Devotion will officially begin the advent season. It will be from Luke 19:10.

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