36 - That God may be All in All
1 Corinthians 15:24 - 28
Then cometh the end, when He shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when He shall have put down all rule, and all authority and power.
For He must reign till He hath put all enemies under His feet.
The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.
For He hath put all things under His feet.
But when He saith, All things are put under Him, it is manifest that He is excepted, which did put all things under Him.
And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also Himself be subject unto Him, that God may be all in all.
This will be the grand conclusion of the great drama of the world's history, and of Christ's redemption.
There will come a day - the glory is such we can form no conception of it, the mystery is so deep we cannot realize it. But there is a day coming, when the Son shall deliver up the Kingdom that the Father gave Him, and that He won with His blood, and that He has established and perfected from the throne of His glory.
"He shall deliver up the Kingdom unto the Father."
The Son Himself shall be subject also unto the Father, "that God may be all in all."
I cannot understand it - the ever blessed Son equal with God, from eternity, and through eternity; the ever blessed Son on the throne shall be subject unto the Father. And in some way utterly beyond our comprehension, it shall then be made manifest, as never before, that God is all in all.
It is this that Christ has been working for. It is this that He is working for today in us. It is this that He thought it worth while to give His blood for. It is this that His heart is longing for in each of us.
This is the very essence and glory of Christianity, "that God may be all in all."
And now, if this is what fills the heart of Christ; if this expresses the one end of the work of Christ, then, if I want to have the spirit of Christ in me, the motto of my life must be:
Everything made subject, and swallowed up in Him, "that God may be all in all."
adapted from The Master's Indwelling, by Andrew Murray, 1896
Lord Jesus Christ, I believe in my heart that You are the King of Glory.
Today I worship YOU as my King of Kings and Lord of Lords,
Tomorrow we'll be back with another meditation about the Lord Jesus Christ!
He Is the King of GLORY!