“To know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God” [Ephesians 3:19]
Recently our grandson spent two weeks in training as part of his tour in the National Guard. Our daughter-in-law shared that he had sent her his picture in full military uniform, including his rifle. She said how the photograph ‘pierced her heart’. The reality was obvious. His commitment included his whole life, trained and ready to defend his country and what he believes. It does and should send shivers down our backs, commitment always carries a cost.
No less is the readiness for the spiritual warfare in defense of the Gospel. Disciples are trained in the righteousness of Jesus Christ. Unconcerned with the things of this world, the full uniform could be defined this way. It begins with how much God loves His children and is the power of being filled with God’s presence. Something Paul felt it necessary to pray for fellow Christians including you and me.
Are you half full or half empty? There’s no such thing as a void so either way you need more love which is the very Spirit of Christ, “For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—whether Jews or Greeks, whether slave or free—and have all been made to drink into one Spirit” [1 Corinthians 12:13] The journey of training in righteousness begins at Calvary as Christ enters man’s heart, but it journeys until man enters the heart of God and therein is fullness.
Further Reading: Psalm 108; Isaiah 65:13; John 7:37-39