Topic: Wisdom, Truth & Faith
I want them to be encouraged and knit together by strong ties of love. I want them to have complete confidence that they understand God’s mysterious plan, which is Christ himself. In him lie hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.
Colossians 2:2-3, NLT
In recent years, I have been drawn to read some of the “popular” literature of the day, both fiction (Dan Brown, for example) and non-fiction, “Christian,” self-help or “new theology” books, that try to delve into the spiritual side of wisdom, knowledge and understanding God’s love, motivations and intent. Each book I read promotes a new, exciting “discovery” that tries to expound on Biblical truths, non-canonical wisdoms and “discrepancies” seemingly located within the scriptures. They claim to have obtained new enlightenment or offer God-intended interpretations of Scripture. The fiction books are exactly that—fiction. But their popularity presents a problem within the masses who sometimes have a hard time separating the “good story” from the pluralistic ideas they present. Non-fiction books often stem from the author’s personal hurts or confusion, motivating them to “creatively seek” holes in theology.
All of these books are attempting to fill a void that eludes many a human soul—truth, wisdom and knowledge. We accurately identify our soul’s need for love and acceptance, but very often we neglect our desire to know more and attain wisdom from a spiritual side. I truly believe that God has ALL WISDOM AND KNOWLEDGE, and shares it with those who seek Him to attain it. Science can take us to a point, philosophy may point us in the right direction and Mathematics may organize the knowledge we have up to this point, but only through Faith can we obtain that which eludes us: comfort for our spirits and souls. And comfort is not just “feeling well” about ourselves—it also includes “knowing that we know” what this life is about.
This passage does not reveal all knowledge and wisdom, but assures us that it is there. We need to be willing to ask, wait and accept it. It will never contradict His Truth, but it will always support the need for the Gospel. The writing of these thoughts are simply to ask you, the reader, what knowledge do you lack and what wisdom do you wish to attain? Are you looking in the right places?
Thank You for being wise and knowledgeable, but even more so for being knowable. Help me to find what my spirit and soul long for—the answer to the question:
In Jesus’ name,