You are complete and perfect in Jesus Christ.
“For Christ is not only God-like, He is God in human flesh. When you have Christ, you are complete.” (Colossians 2:9-10). NLV
Salvador Dali, a world-famous, renowned artist for his technical skill, precise drafts-manship, and striking images said, “Have no fear of perfection – you’ll never reach it.”
Leo Tolstoy, one of the greatest authors of all time, said, “If you look for perfection, you’ll never be content.”
Michael J Fox, a Canadian-American actor, comedian, author, and film producer, said, “I am careful not to confuse excellence with Perfection. Excellence, I can reach for; Perfection is God’s business.”
Our Bible insight says Perfection is indeed God’s business. Jesus Christ is God wrapped in the flesh when He came to this earth. It says, “For Christ is not only God-like, He is God in human flesh”. In one of the previous insights, we understood how Jesus finished the work God had given him, when he claimed victory at the last moment of his death by saying, Tetelestai translated it is finished once in the past, it remains finished as of today, and it will always remain finished and completed for future. God has done it for you.
When Jesus came into your life because you invited him to come in by prayer, from that point onward, you have Christ in you. As a result, the Bible says, you are complete. Complete in all aspects. You do not lack anything. However, people around you may not see you as complete in all aspects. They may see inadequacies, incompleteness, and imperfections. God affirms in our today’s insight that He sees you complete in His Son Jesus Christ.
In short, a person who accepted Christ as his/her savior is declared complete with no shortcomings or mistakes. The Bible and theologians call this declaration by God in a term called ‘justified.’ God declares the one who accepted Jesus as ‘justified’ forever. It means God declares the person who has Jesus in his life as righteous/right standing in the sight of God. Bible says this declaration of righteousness comes from God through faith in Christ Jesus to all who believe in Jesus. (Romans 3:21-26).
You are declared justified and righteous at the moment of your acceptance of Jesus Christ as your savior and Lord. This declaration that you are justified and righteous is not based on any works or deeds you have done. But because God transfers/imputes all of Christ’s righteousness to your account. God credits His Son’s (Christ’s) finished work on the cross and all of His righteousness to your account. God covers your sins, iniquities, and trespasses with Jesus’s sacrifice and His shed blood on the cross. Two things happen – God changes people’s sin to Jesus Christ, and He, in turn, transfers the credits from Jesus’s account to your account. Now, based on this, God declares you justified and righteous. Now you have the right standing in the presence of God.
We proclaim this good news to you. 2 Corinthians 5:19 says, “God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation.”
Beloved, therefore, when God looks, you are complete because you are united with Christ. Are you feeling incomplete? Do other people say you are not complete? Come to God in and through Jesus Christ. He loves you the way you are. God saves you because Jesus died in your place and gives the robe of righteousness. Who cares what others say? But care about what God says about you. God certifies you as complete in Jesus Christ because you have Jesus in your life. God makes you complete and perfect in Christ Jesus. Bible says God seals you with His Holy Spirit (Ephesians 1:13), and you have all the inheritance of God (1 Peter 1:3-5) because you are a child of God the moment you come to Jesus (John 1:12).
Got a moment for today’s prayer? Pray after me. “Father in heaven, I believe you declare me justified and complete when I have Jesus in my life. I rejoice in the fact that I am complete in your sight. No power and schemes can pluck me out of your love and righteousness that you gave to me in Christ Jesus. I accept Jesus as my savior and Lord because he died and rose again for all of my sins. I thank you for saving me and granting me everlasting life. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen.”