June 12, 2008

And All Things Are Under His Feet

Yesterday and today's entries should really be one. I was in a hurry, since I started my new job and I'm still trying to get a new schedule down. Today's will be pretty short too, as I need to get to work soon.

Ephesians 1:22-23 talks about where God placed Jesus after He raised Him from the dead. Remember, "For our sake He made Him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God." (2 Cor 5:21) Jesus was made sin, killed, and raised again from death, all by the power of God's great might. And now God "put all things under His feet and gave Him as head over all things to the church, which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all." God places Jesus over all things, feet being the lowest and thought of as a pretty dirty and gross place on the body. But even though He is head over all things, he is given to the church to fill all in all. Every void in every person can be filled by Christ.

This passage is getting deeper and I have to go. Let me try again, quickly...

We, the believers, are the church. We are given Christ as salvation, as the head, the fullness of God to fill the void in our life. God knew we would not choose him over sin unless He called us, GAVE us Christ. So he sent Jesus to earth to live the perfect sinless life, only to then die on the cross as sin for us, the called. After death on the cross, Christ was raised from the dead and placed where everything was under His feet and He was given to the believers as salvation. Wow! What saving grace. Saved by Christ, who is above us. Not "up in the sky" above us, but we are "under His feet" as though we are lowly people bowing before a king. This king, saved us. This king dead for us. This king was given to us as salvation, as the fullness of God who fills all in all.

Praise God for His Son.