Hidden Treasures

by TerryLema

It is Christ.

“All the treasures of wisdom and knowledge are hidden in Him.” [Colossians 2:3 HCSB]

Wow, wisdom! Wow, knowledge!  And that wonderful word, “All!”

(All!) Knowledge is knowledge of God as revealed in our Savior and in Scripture.  It also means knowledge of ourselves as revealed in Scripture. We must remember that the Bible is the one book that reads us! It is living and reveals who and what we are as we search and study it.

(All!) Wisdom refers to the ability to apply all God’s revealed truth to our daily lives. Remember the two commands of God that we looked at on January 4, found in 1 John 3:22-23:  We are to have faith in Christ Jesus, and we are to love one another.  The wisdom (and knowledge) of God teaches us how to live and love those commands.

(All!) wisdom and knowledge are the true treasures of life and they are found in Christ Jesus alone.  It is Christ!

But then there is that little word “hidden.” It is “apokruphos” and it means hidden away, secret, stored up. That word implies that we need to seek out those treasures. They are not always lying around on the surface like seashells on a beach.

While they are hidden, however, they are not unattainable. In fact, God’s Holy Spirit has been given to us so that we might attain them. Jesus promised, “The Counselor, the Holy Spirit—the Father will send Him in My name—will teach you all things and remind you of everything I have told you.” [John 14:26 HCSB]

On the Day of Pentecost, Jesus fulfilled that promise. Now those who have surrendered their lives to Him are indwelt by the very Spirit of God who enables them to search for and attain (All!) those hidden treasures of wisdom and knowledge in Him.

Remember though, that while God has provided all we need, we still have to do a little digging!

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