“And ye are complete in him—-” Col. 2:10
Contrary to what many people think, some people are not more fit for heaven than others. There are different degrees of knowledge, maturity, devotion, and morality, but there is no such thing as some being more deserving of heaven than others.
The truth is that none of us, in and of ourselves, are fit for heaven. We all have sinned and are deserving of hell. And there is nothing we can do to change our wretched condition. We can’t make ourselves fit for heaven— so religion is useless. But there is hope! In Christ we are made fit for heaven, because he was made sin “that we might be made the righteousness of God in him” (2 Cor. 5:21). In Him we “are complete”.
The word “complete” means “filled” or “full”. It implies that there is nothing left to be done–as though we could contribute anything. While we have certain duties because we are Christians, there is nothing we can do to become a Christian. It depends entirely on what Christ does for us, not what we try to do for Him. Without Christ nothing is sufficient. With Christ nothing is lacking. When He cried “it is finished” He left no work yet to do. When He arose from the grave He left no enemy undefeated. When He sat down at the Father’s right hand it was because redemption’s work was done. The moment He saved you He imputed His righteousness and imparted eternal life full and free. He made you complete!
While every believer is different, no believer is more fit for heaven than another. All believers have only one thing in which they can boast and that is “the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ”(Gal. 6:14). There will be different rewards in heaven, but only one reason for us being there, and that is Christ in Whom we are “complete”. Dear friend, there is no middle ground. You are either complete in Christ or altogether lacking. You either have everything God requires or nothing to offer Him. Without Christ you are incomplete, empty, and unsatisfied. In Christ, and Christ alone, you are complete!