“Filled With His Richness”
By Zach Wood
Colossians 3:16 NLT
Let the message about Christ, in all of its richness, fill your lives. Teach and counsel each other with all the wisdom he gives. Sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs to God with thankful hearts.
When was the last time you ate food that was really rich in taste? Maybe it was something one of your family members made that no one else could make? Whether it’s a snack, main entrée, dessert, or a beverage, we all have had experiences where we tasted something that was unlike anything we’ve ever had. The richness of the flavor just exploded in our mouth and made our taste buds dance!
These experiences often make us long for the next time when we know we will be satisfied by whatever the person makes. You know that your tummy will be filled with something great! You have confidence it will taste amazing.
As we all have experience with rich foods or beverages that make a lasting impression on us and fill our tummies with satisfaction, there is a richness no food or beverage could ever replace or compare with. As great and wonderful our experiences are with things we consume, nothing can compare to the richness of how God fills our lives. The richness of God’s Word far outweighs anything that the world can offer.
We spend so much of our time being awed and amazed by what the world offers, but then we so often become less awed and amazed by what God offers. We sadly often choose the richness of the world over the richness of what God offers. This does not mean that we cannot enjoy what we have in this world, but we shouldn’t enjoy it more than what God gives to us.
He fills us with the richness of His love so that we will not only enjoy and benefit from it, but also share that with others so they can also be filled. It’s the “water ripple” effect. This richness and love should continue to be shared over and over again so that others will come to know His love.
Jesus Christ came filled with the richness of God and taught us how to choose the richness of God over the richness of what the world offers. Are we chasing more after the richness of the world or of Him?
We should all ultimately be filled with His richness! Nothing compares to the richness God offers!