Believers are complete in Christ (Colossians 2:10). We have a perfect standing before God because of
the finished work of Jesus Christ. We know personally that we have this perfect standing before God
because of the witness of the Holy Spirit through the Word.
The witness of the Spirit is based on the work of the Son. The Old Covenant worshiper could not say
that he had no more "consciousness of sins” (Hebrews 10:2, NASB). But the New Covenant believers
can say that his sins and iniquities are remembered no more. There is “no more offering for sin”
(10:18) and no more remembrance of sin!
A fine Christian psychiatrist explained, “The trouble with psychiatry is that it can only deal with
symptoms. A psychiatrist ran remove a patient’s feelings of guilt, but he cannot remove the guit. It’s
like a trucker loosening a fender on his truck so he won't hear the motor knock. A patient can end up
feeling better, but have two problems instead of one!”
When a sinner trusts Christ, his sins are all forgiven, the guilt is gone, and the matter is completely
The Bible says: “I, even I, am He that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake, and will not
remember thy sins” (Isaiah 43:25).
For further study: 1 John 2:12; Romans 8:1-4; Hebrews 10:15-18.
Action assignment: Repeat the words of this hymn by Cecil F. Alexander as a prayer:
“Complete in Thee! no work of mine
May take, dear Lord, the place of Thine;
Thy blood hath pardon bought for me,
And I am now complete in Thee.”
Take time to commit this stanza to memory.
WARREN W. WIERSBE