A Little Time With The 1689: Day 139

054681:Bewick Collection Local Studies Central Library Princess Square Newcastle upon Tyne City Engineers 1980s

Day 139

Of Christ the Mediator.

Chapter 8, Paragraph 3.

“...having in him all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge;

Scripture Lookup

Colossians 2:3

Reflection

Do you seek wisdom? Do you long to grow in knowledge? Where do you go to find these things? Many look for enlightenment by following some self-help guru, or a best-selling book, or the philosophies of today. Some think if they could just get a special sort of knowledge, they could unlock all the secrets of the universe. But Jesus is the only One that contains all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

During His life on earth, Jesus grew in wisdom and stature. Through the sanctifying work of the Holy Spirit in His human nature, Jesus was the wisest man to ever live. He became to us wisdom from God. (1 Corinthians 1:30) And how vast is that wisdom! “Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and unfathomable His ways!” (Romans 11:33) His wisdom and knowledge are demonstrated throughout Scripture. It is Jesus that made the Father known. (John 15:15; 17:26) It is Jesus that sends the Helper to us to guide us into all truth, the truth that is His. (John 16:13-15)

You need not seek elsewhere for wisdom. Jesus has all the wisdom you need for a life of godliness. Look to Him, ask Him for it, and He will no deny you.

There is a fulness of wisdom in him, as he has perfectly revealed the will of God to mankind. Observe, The treasures of wisdom are hidden not from us, but for us, in Christ. Those who would be wise and knowing must make application to Christ. We must spend upon the stock which is laid up for us in him, and draw from the treasures which are hidden in him. -Matthew Henry

Questions to Consider

  • Are you seeking wisdom by going to Jesus, or are you looking elsewhere?
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