Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God!
How unsearchable his judgments,
and his paths beyond tracing out! (Romans 11:33, NIV)
We human beings are
inherently ignorant. Physically we live a fraction of a second on a grain of sand
in a universe that is ancient and vast beyond all imagining. Our perspective
and objectivity are minuscule. Our view of truth is highly tainted by our
personal prejudices and selfish desires. To claim that we understand reality,
or that our minds and limited senses are an accurate gauge of reality, is
laughable. Ignorance is common to each and every one of us.
God in His
greatness has chosen to reveal Himself to us. And by degree He graciously helps
us understand reality as we understand Him. He has given us His own Spirit to
enlighten and guide us.
But we have this treasure in jars of clay (2
Corinthians 4:7, NIV). As we trust His revealed Truth and faithfully speak the
Truth and live the Truth, we need to remember our limitations and the weakness
of the vessel in which we hold His treasure. Our understanding of our great and
boundless God is always only partial.
Yet God’s promise
to us is this:
- God, who through the millennia has spoken to us in many different
ways, has spoken fully and finally in Jesus Christ, His own Son (Hebrews
- In Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, and you have been given fullness in Christ (Colossians 2:9-10a, NIV).
All the treasures
of wisdom and knowledge are hidden in Christ (Colossians 2:3). If you desire
wisdom, if you want understanding, seek Him.
In Jesus Christ
we have infinite room to
Hymn: The Truth of God Is Greater Far
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life.” (John 14:6, NIV)
in a hotel room where the bathroom sink has mirrors on three sides. I lean in
and look to the side and see the fronts and backs of my head. It’s a different
perspective, and it stretches as far as I can see, on toward infinity.
Fascinating! I feel like I’ve glimpsed a new reality.
I step back and realize there is no depth. There is no new reality–only a
small sink with mirrors.
don’t let me get caught up in life that way. Outside of You, life is a small
sink with mirrors. No depth, no length, no mystery, no reality.
You is all the depth, all the length, all the new perspectives.
You are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge (Colossians 2:3).
me, Lord, in You.
we cannot understand this world
without understanding You.
You are wisdom.
We want to know You.
Hymn: Know the Lord
In [Christ] are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.
In Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, and you have been given fullness in Christ. (Colossians 2:3, 10, NIV)
Not in an abstract sense;
not just someday,
but right now, Lord.
All the treasures of wisdom and knowledge are in You, Jesus.
All the treasures.
I am complete in You.
Complete as a person.
Complete as the being You created me to be.
Complete in You.
Jesus, help me to remember this in the push and pull of life today.
Remind me of this when other things call for me to
want them and
seek them and
Today, Lord, all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge are in You.
Today I am complete in You.
Today I will desire only You.