Day 6 In Christ
Colossians 2:1 For I would that ye knew what great conflict 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, being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgement of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ; 3 In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. 4 And this I say, lest any man should beguile you with enticing words. 5 For though I be absent in the flesh, yet am I with you in the spirit, joying and beholding your order, and the stedfastness of your faith in Christ. 6 As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him: 7 Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving. 8 Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. 9 For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. 10 And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:
This beautiful passage in Colossians continues our discussion on abiding in Christ. We have seen that we must abide in Christ. We have seen that the devil will try to get us out of Christ. We have seen that the Holy Spirit teaches us how to abide in Him. Now look at the riches and blessing found in Him.
In Christ are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. In him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead. And in Him you are complete. The gospel of John says “in him was life, and that life was the light of men.”
If we draw a logical conclusion from our study we find that if I am in Christ, and Christ is in me, than in me dwells the fullness of God, in me are hid the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. In me is life and that life is the light of men. I am complete in Him.
Do you see why Paul urges the saints at Colosse, “as you have received Christ, so walk ye in Him,” and later “beware, lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.” The world has a ten-step program or self-help model to get you through, but God has one answer for everything. CHRIST! He was God’s great answer to man kind’s need, and let me assure you, in Him, you will always, always, always, find your answer.