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February 25th, 2018 - Col 2:3-5

                 Daily Devotional <> February 25, 2018 <> Sunday

                         Christ is sufficient <> Colossians 2:3-5

                         Point of Contact <> Bro. Ben Van Winkle

 

   In Jesus Christ are hidden all the treasures of wisdom & knowledge. Of course we see here the Gnostics boasting of a superior understanding surpassing anything found within the pages of divine revelation. Their wisdom was something in addition to what was found in Christ or Christianity. But here Paul is telling us that all the treasure of wisdom & knowledge are hidden in Christ, the Head. So, we see there is no need for believers to go beyond what is written in the Scripture. The treasures in Christ are hidden from unbelievers, & even the believer needs to know Christ intimately to enter into them.

   There is more in this verse than meets the eye. All knowledge is found in Christ. He is the incarnation of truth. He said: “I am the way, the truth, & the life.” Nothing that is ever true will ever conflict with His Words or Works. The difference between knowledge & wisdom has often been explained as follows: Knowledge: is the understanding of truth;

Wisdom: is the ability to apply, what truth has been learned.

 

   Because all wisdom & knowledge is in Christ, Christians should not allow false cults to delude it with persuasive words. If someone does not have the truth, they try to find clever ways in which to present their message. On the other hand if a man is preaching the Word of God, then he does not need to depend on such things as eloquence or clever arguments. The truth is its own best argument & will defend itself.

 

   This verse shows how aware the Apostle Paul was of the problems & danger facing the Colossians. He pictures himself as a military officer looking over the assembled troops as they stand ready for inspection. The two words order & steadfastness are military terms. The first describes the orderly array of a company of soldiers, where the second pictures the solid flank which is presented by them. Paul rejoices as he sees (in Spirit through not in body) how the Colossians were standing true to the Word of God.