Sunday, July 19, 2015

Made Meet

“Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:” Colossians 1:12

The Greek word translated “made us meet” means “to enable” or “to qualify.” There is something very important for which we were not qualified, and never could be on our own. We needed someone to intervene for us and make us qualified. We cannot even fully comprehend all that is encompassed by this.

This is a great truth that often escapes many of God’s precious people. How undeserving we are, and how great an entrance has been made for us. We often place great value on things in this world, and fail to understand the value of what has been given to us.

The idea of salvation is often spoken of so lightly because it seems so easy. All we have to do is believe, and it is easy. However, the results are far beyond what we can imagine.

The thought here is that He “qualified” us completely on His own. We did nothing to assist in that endeavor. In order for us to be qualified for this place, He had to leave His place. We are made partakers of His glory because He left His glory. For us to be accepted, He had to be rejected. There is no way to overstate the amazing wonder of this act.

Do we truly appreciate what we have in Christ? This is mind boggling. Imagine being brought into the house of a billionaire, and told that everything he has is now yours. This does not even compare to what we find in this passage. The creator and owner of all things that ever were or will be, has brought us in to His house and made it all available to us.

We have been brought in to partake of all that God has. “He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?” Romans 8:32 “And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.” Romans 8:17

When we place undue value on the things of this earth, things that are so passing, we are devaluing the work that Christ did for us. A true appreciation of this truth only comes by revelation of the Holy Spirit. How sad to waste such a great opportunity by failing to lay hold of all that is made available to us.

I trust that you will take time to meditate upon this passage, and allow the Holy Spirit to speak to you the great inheritance which is laid up for you because of the work of Christ on the cross. Do not allow the world to drown out and override this great message of love and grace.
Gordon Crook