In our study of Colossians chapter two, we will continue to look at Paul's letter to the believers in Colosse and apply it to our lives today. This church was being challenged by the introduction of five different errors concerning faith and Paul addressed them and the answer in each case came down to Christ. Jesus is the answer for the head as well as for the heart of men and we will see that here.
"I want you to know how much I am struggling for you and for those at Laodicea, and for all who have not met me personally." NIV translation
Paul starts this section by letting the believers know how his heart aches for them. Paul constantly prayed for the church and all the believers because he knew of the struggles that they faced and he knew the answer to those struggles was only found in Christ.
"My purpose is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ," NIV translation
This verse speaks to the fact that we are all to be knitted together as a beautiful quilt in Christ. This is only possible through love and love is only possible through Christ. This is so that we can fully understand the mystery of how we are made alive in Christ. The mystery is that, even in the beginning of time, God had a plan to bring us Gentiles (non-Jews) into a right relationship with Him and that plan was to send His Son to the cross to pay for our sins.
"in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge." NIV translation
Do you want wisdom and knowledge? They are only found in Christ! He is the answer to all things as He knows all and shares all with us through the Word and the Spirit.