But grace was given to each one of us according to the measure of Christ's gift.
By David Wilkerson
In his letter to the Ephesians, Paul urges everyone to pursue the fullest measure of the blessings of the gospel of Christ. “To each one of us grace was given according to the measure of Christ’s gift … Till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ … To know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God” (Ephesians 4:7 and 13; 3:19).
Notice the word “fullness” in these passages. The Greek word Paul uses here means “to complete the task of filling up to the full.” That is the task God has given us: to pursue the fullness of Christ’s blessing in our lives.
Consider the incredible measure of Christ’s blessing in Paul’s life, this man who received revelations from Jesus personally. Of course, Paul knew he had not attained perfection but he also knew, without a doubt, that there was nothing in his life hindering the flow of Christ’s blessing.
This is why Paul could say, “I know that when I come to you, I shall come in the fullness of the blessing of the gospel of Christ” (Romans 15:29). He had a holy confidence in his walk with Christ. He claimed, “I myself always strive to have a conscience without offense toward God and men” (Acts 24:16). He was saying, in essence, “My life is an open book before the Lord. I have no hidden sin in my heart, and he has no controversy with me. His blessing to me is a continual flow of revelation, so when I preach to you, you don’t hear the words of men, you hear the very words of God’s heart.”
You see, the fullness of Christ’s blessing has little to do with material goods. While good health and earthly resources are blessings from God’s gracious hand, Paul is speaking of a much greater blessing — God’s commendation — his, “Well done.”