Page Two: “All The Treasures of Wisdom and Knowledge” 1/06/13
It also made quite an impression on me and I still can see myself standing there with President Ernest Pickering silently observing me.
Folks, there are a lot of people you admire, I’m sure. There are a lot of very knowledgeable people that you appreciate. And no doubt, there are those you simply enjoy just because.
Now, imagine the LORD meeting you here at Church today. Imagine if He just stopped in front of you and silently observed you.
Your first thought, I’m sure, is that you’d fall down in worship. And that would be exactly the right thing to do. But consider this with me. What would the LORD be looking for if He stopped right in front of you?
The LORD Jesus knows all about you and there is nothing hid from His view right at this very moment?
Here’s a word from the Apostle John. John 2:24 “But Jesus did not commit himself unto them, because he knew all men, (25) And needed not that any should testify of man: for he knew what was in man.”
Here are two lines in your Bible that describe Jesus in relation to you. One, “He knew all men.” He knows all the intricacies of the atom. He knows the mystery behind electricity. He knows how the winds and the waves and the clouds move.
But, when it comes right down to it, aren’t you glad that the LORD knows you very well?
First, He knew all men.
Second, “He knew what was in man.”
Folks, the All-wise, All-knowing, Omniscient Creator knows every nook and cranny of your heart and mind and life.
And I believe that with all my heart.
Now look with me at Colossians 3:3. (3) “In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.”
First, Paul doesn’t say “All the Treasures of wisdom and knowledge are hidden in Christ.” But he does include that in what he says.
Second, Paul’s emphasis is on that fact that Jesus is the Omniscient God. Romans 16:7 says “To God only wise, be glory through Jesus Christ for ever. Amen.”
Third, both wisdom and knowledge are regarded in Scripture as treasures.
Do you think Jesus is a great philosopher? The term “philosophy” was formed from two Greek words: jileo = love; and Swjia = wisdom. A philosopher is simply someone who loves wisdom.
And based upon the Book of Proverbs wisdom is the principal thing and therefore we are commanded to get this wisdom. And now you can see to whom you must go to obtain it.
Now, according to Paul, it’s a treasure. Folks, wisdom includes knowing what things you need to truly guide your life. And, those things must be found in Jesus. What is really important to you and why is it important?
Well, there’s Someone Who not only knows you inside and out. He’s a Personal Treasure Chest filled with just exactly what you need in order to handle your daily life.
Here’s a word from the brother of Jesus; James. James 1:1 “James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting. (2) My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;
(3) Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. (4) But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.