That’s what Colossians 2:3 says. Have you ever really thought about that verse? It’s come to my mind quite a bit lately, like when I’m really stumped. What I think it means is that when we need wisdom and knowledge we can turn to the treasure chest of wisdom and knowledge–Jesus.
The more we delve into Him, the more wisdom and knowledge we find. Colossians 2 as a whole talks about things that I’m not sure we really know what they mean. I memorized the book of Colossians years ago and I review it occasionally on the way to work. This week I’ve been on verses like the one above, as well as verse 9-10: “For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, and you have been given fullness in Christ, who is the head over every power and authority.” Teach me O God.
I’m am Elementary Principal by trade. Quite often I face things more complicated than I prefer. I don’t know if I’m looking to coast now that I’m in my late fifties, but things have gotten so much more complicated with broken down families, law suit hungry people and mental illness that’s maybe demonic affliction but disguised by diagnosis’s if all sorts.
This last week had some of those days where I really needed the treasure chest of Jesus’ wisdom and knowledge. I guess I can’t really go into much detail, but I can say that as I tried to deal with a very disturbing situation, Colossians 2:3 was on my mind. I bought some time by walking down the hall to get coffee and I walked and prayed that God would show me the answers I was looking for, because in Christ we have all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge—claiming that verse.
Slowly all parties involved worked through the situation, first with the boy and the school counselor, then his dad. In the middle of that next night I felt God give me more insight into the boy’s psyche and how to approach the consequences and follow up. My answers from God weren’t lightning bolts but I got through the day with about ten other side issues swirling simultaneously and can say that this week was a “win.”