Colossians 1:19 For it pleased the Father that in Him all the fullness should dwell, NKJV
Colossians 2:9 For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily;NKJV
Today I give you two verses because they are related.
It is a continuation of last time.
I believe in one God that manifests in three different ways – the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
It is a mystery how this is done and I admit I did not always believe this way.
I once believed in three separate God’s, still as the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
I thought when I got to heaven I would see three thrones with all three sitting there.
But years of study has shown me something else.
The Three dwell in One.
You are also three in one, being created in the image of God. Yet you cannot separate and manifest yourself individually as each.
Your flesh is an obvious part of your being. It is what the rest of us see.
Your spirit and soul dwell within your fleshly body.
You cannot, at will, live as just your spirit.
You cannot , at will, live as just your soul.
You are complete as body, soul, and spirit.
It pleased the Father to do the same and dwell in the fleshly body of the Son.
Not only that, but the fullness of God lives in Jesus Christ.
Here are what some other translations say.
Col 1:19 For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell; KJV
Col 2:9 For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. KJV
Col 1:19 For God in all his fullness was pleased to live in Christ, NLT
Col 2:9 For in Christ lives all the fullness of God in a human body. NLT
Col 1:19 For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him. NIV
Col 2:9 For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, NIV
Col 1:19 For it pleased God to have his full being live in his Son CJB
Col 2:9 or in him, bodily, lives the fullness of all that God is. CJB
I know many will disagree with this. Many years ago I would have disagreed too.
However, in studying God’s word I realize that much that God revealed to us is through a relationship we can understand and comprehend, that of family.
Perhaps I will explain more about this in a future Morning Thought.