Filled with God

Ephesians 3:19
“And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.”

We often hear about the importance being filled with the Spirit of God, but rarely, if ever, do we hear about the importance of being filled with the “fullness of God.” If a Christian is filled with God, they would be totally influenced by God-like qualities. The word “fullness” means to be so filled that there is no place vacant.

Lawless and Disobedient

1 Timothy 1:8
“But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully;”

In Paul’s discourse with Timothy, he talked about those who had “swerved” from the faith. These disobedient people had gotten caught up “fables and endless genealogies” instead of “godly edifying which is in faith.” Paul made it clear to Timothy that the “law is good.” He revealed that the only reason they didn’t like the law was because they were the ones breaking it. He showed how those who lived according to the Scriptures had no problem with living a holy life that is separated from the world.

Get Control

1 Thessalonians 4:3
“For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication:”

If you have ever driven on snowy or icy roads, you understand the importance of staying in control. It doesn’t take much to get out of control and to find yourself sliding along the ice towards a dangerous end. The key to staying in control is to drive under control. The key is not to be overconfident in your ability, but to be cautious and to obey the laws.

The Evil Media

2 Corinthians 13:1
“This is the third time I am coming to you. In the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established.”

The verse above would solve most rumors and disagreements among individuals if its wisdom was followed. Paul said, “In the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established.” Paul understood the frustration of being falsely accused. He not only understood the frustration, but he had also felt the punishment from those who didn’t do their job to find out the whole story before they came to a conclusion.

Committing to Faithful Men

2 Timothy 2:2
“And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.”

The Christian’s responsibility is to bear fruit. Jesus says in John 15:8, “Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.” You will never be a good Christian until you have fruit that remains.

Wake Up

Acts 12:11
“And when Peter was come to himself, he said, Now I know of a surety, that the Lord hath sent his angel, and hath delivered me out of the hand of Herod, and from all the expectation of the people of the Jews.”

Have you ever had one of those moments in your life when it was like somebody turned the light on and for the first time you clearly saw what was so obvious? If you have ever had one of those moments, it was as if you woke up to see the reality that many others had already seen. Life and our own agenda can sometimes blind us from what we need to see. According to scriptural illustrations, there are three times when you need to wake up.