“. . . that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.”
-Colossians 2: 2 – 3
I love to read a good mystery! And a novel that includes finding a hidden treasure is always intriguing. Even when I’m tired, I find myself tempted to stay up late and continue reading until the villain is captured, the mystery is solved, and the treasure has been returned to its rightful owner.
In Colossians 2 the apostle Paul describes another type of valuable treasure, and he assures believers they can understand the greatest mystery of all time: the mystery of God, which is in Christ. We can know Him in deeper and more intimate ways by reading the story of His life in the Gospels, meditation on and memorizing His Word, and by experiencing the life-changing power of His Spirit working in our hearts and minds.
All the treasures of wisdom and knowledge are hidden in Christ. When we know Him and grow in our relationship with Him, we tap into the greatest source of wisdom and knowledge available anywhere. Now that’s a treasure to get excited about!
“Turn your ear to wisdom . . . look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure, then you will understand the fear of the LORD and find the knowledge of God.” Proverbs 2: 2, 4 – 5.
I’d love to hear what “treasure” you’ve discovered in your relationship with Christ.