Why Is Jesus Not Enough?

04 Jul

Colossians 2: 8: “Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ.”

When God saves one of His chosen children, redeems him from the bondage of sin and death, He alone is sufficient to meet the needs of that child. No one else and nothing else is necessary.

God provides His Holy Spirit. His Presence is life-changing, life-sustaining and permanent. He is our Comforter who walks beside us and helps us. When a person relies on the things of this world, rather than the Spirit of Christ Himself, it is an act of distrust, disloyalty and disobedience. Cheap imitations are no substitute for what is real.

God provides His perfect, unchanging Word, the Bible. As the Psalmist declared, “Your Word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.”(119:105) The Bible is powerful and it is settled in heaven. We have no need to be taught, inspired, led or comforted by anything or anyone else.

Sadly, there are many who profess Jesus as Savior and yet do not trust Him to be enough. These wandering souls, like the evil and adulterous generation our Lord spoke of, look for signs and symbols, seek nourishment from the table of demons, worship creation and creatures and thereby are cheated out of the true blessings God had planned to give them.

Why is Jesus not enough? Why do many need physical, natural substances and yet ignore the deeper, spiritual food of God? Because they live according to the flesh and only want to satisfy themselves and their sin nature. 

My friends, do not be deceived. You do not need a horoscope reading, an appearance from an angel or a beautiful sunset. Our Lord is able to do “exceedingly, abundantly ” and meet all of our needs according to his riches in glory. He is all you need. Trust Him.


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