“…In whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.”
Such a short phrase that summarises so much!
There is such treasure hidden in our Lord Jesus Christ. All the treasures of wisdom and knowledge are bound up in Him, His mind and heart are full of all goodness and the love of God. If we want wisdom, we ask of Him and He will give us His wisdom. If we want knowledge, we ask of Him and He enlightens our mind to know the Scriptures and interpret them aright. The book of the Scripture are the very words of God and give us all the knowledge revealed about the holy God. As we read we can know Him.
To know Christ is to know the fount of all knowledge and wisdom. What a privilege we possess as believers in that blessed name! We are tuned into the very wisdom that made our world and all the worlds, in fact, everything that exists. He knows the reasons for all things, and though He does not reveal everything to us, we can trust in Him because of who He is and who He has revealed Himself to be. He understands the end of the thing from the beginning though we do not, but we must not, for we live by faith and not by sight. Some knowledge is for God alone, for we are not able to bear it.
“Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and don’t lean on your own understanding.In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.”
We must rest on that superior knowledge and trust His eternal judgments that they are right and fair. We do not substitute our frail human sense of justice for His, for we are faulty and do not know all the circumstances. Whatever happens to us, we will trust in Him and rest on that amazing knowledge and that all-wise heart that loves us so much.
The person of our Lord Jesus is precious to us, far above all our vaunted understanding and foolish ways. We worship Him because He is worthy of all we have and are, indeed we stand worthless before Him. Only His mighty love can accept us and change us and make us wise and able to know Him. As we know His person, we are made wise and full of knowledge, but only as we put away the sins that so easily entangle us and put on the righteousness that God gives us. As we draw so close, we become more and more like Him and worship Him more readily and more often. We appreciate His presence above the company of all others, and see the astounding treasure that is bound up in His person.
Beloved, all knowledge and wisdom is bound up in Him, so let us follow increasingly closely and throw off everything that hinders us from drawing near…