“All The Treasures of Wisdom and Knowledge”
Scripture Reading: Revelation 21:1-10
Please open your Bible with me today to the Book of Colossians chapter two.
Most of us would probably agree that there are at least two things people want above a lot of material things: peace of mind and a heart filled with wisdom to face the challenges of life. Now, as you know, the one place true peace is found is in a personal relationship with your Creator. When you enter into a relationship with God as your Father and Christ as your Savior, you enter into peace with God. We all certainly need it and I believe most people want it above having a lot of earthly possessions.
But how about wisdom? Can you carry on your daily responsibilities without having at least a small measure of food ole common sense? The average person needs wisdom. We need it to deal with our finances, our interpersonal relationships; their health concerns, our trials and troubles; even our inner struggles and turmoils.
Here’s what the Bible says about wisdom in the Book of Proverbs. Proverbs 4:7 “Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.”
Folks, we all need this “principal thing.” Today I’d like to focus on wisdom.
I’ve titled today’s sermon: “All The Treasures of Wisdom and Knowledge.” Shall we pray?
We need wisdom for just about everything we do. And what I’d like to do for your today is to direct you to Colossians chapter two and let you in on one of the greatest blessings of life. Please follow along with me in your Bible at Colossians chapter two and verse one.
Colossians 2:1 “For I would that ye knew what great conflict I have for you, and for them at Laodicea, and for as many as have not seen my face in the flesh;
(2) That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgment of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ;
(3) In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.”
You might remember that these three verses are really just one good-sized sentence. But, as you read the Bible, you need to think about what the LORD is teaching you about Himself.
Paul is burdened with a huge concern that the Colossian Church be comforted, knit together in love, and acknowledging the mystery of God the Father and of Jesus Christ.
That’s huge, to say the least. But Paul adds this to his concern “in Whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.”
Have you ever met anyone who seemed to be able to just say the right things to you? Or how about someone who just stopped for a moment and observed and thought about you?
I had this experience once. It was the first day of my first year of college in PA. I happened to be on the President’s floor. It must have been very obvious to the President that I was a new student. He stopped me, said “Hello” and simply began to observe me. No words; just a smile and it appeared as if he was thinking about me and what he’d say to me.
It was bit unnerving at first. But, in just a few seconds, he introduced himself to me and began to ask me about myself and my plans at college.