“1For I would that ye knew what great conflict (or care) 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 (or encouraged), being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgement (or full-experiential knowledge) of the mystery of God and of the Father, and of Christ; 3 In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.” Colossians 2:1-3 KJV
In 2:3 we find that in Christ are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. Please note that wisdom comes first. Other passages do the same.
Proverbs 2:1-2 “1My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and hide my commandments with thee; 2 So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding;”
That is true throughout Proverbs 2. The passage in James is also noteworthy here:
James 1:5 “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.”
Wisdom is always a gift from our Heavenly Father. To ask for wisdom is the beginning step to acquiring the knowledge of the holy. All knowledge (on any subject), insight, and revelation is the result of knowledge being given through wisdom by our Lord Jesus.
Biblical wisdom is not the ability to use information or knowledge properly. That is the world’s definition. It is instead a gift from God which opens all other doors to the heavenly treasures in the heart of our Lord Jesus Christ.
The word for “treasures” in this verse means “stored-up treasures” or “a storehouse of treasures.” WOW! All is available for those who seek. As we bless the Lord and trust our lives to this precious Jesus Christ, let’s begin to ask for wisdom so we can receive all the stored treasures in His heart for us.
Oh yes, in Him we already have all, but according to this passage the door to all these treasures are found through being encouraged by others and knitting our lives together with others in Christ – so that (last post) all this can be received.
Just a note: Many have found salvation in our Beloved Lord who are not encouraged by others nor knit to others in His love, who also study and follow His heart. They are, of course, saved. However, just having salvation does not grant access into the treasures of love. Just studying does not allow it either. Those treasures are found in Him with others. These are truths that are missed or misunderstood by many. Re-read Colossians 2 for more.