God’s Mystery

2 … God’s mystery, that is, Christ Himself, 3 in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge (Colossians 2).

In Paul’s day there were a lot of “mystery religions” floating around, of which many, if not all of the Colossians before their salvation in Christ, had been devoted practitioners. These religions held secret ceremonies led by a “revealer of holy things” who initiated members through rituals which were closed to all outsiders. Thus, Paul is building a bridge of understanding here to bring the Colossians to the greatest of mysteries: “God’s mystery, that is, Christ Himself.”

Christ is the great mystery that only the Godhead truly understands. Only the Godhead can comprehend His Incarnation—how He became fully man, yet without losing even an ounce of deity. Only the Godhead can fathom His Passion on the cross—how He “became sin” on our behalf (2 Corinthians 5:21), yet without losing even an ounce of righteousness. This is truly “wisdom and knowledge” of the highest order—“treasurers” beyond measure.

And yet, even though we cannot fully comprehend the mystery of Christ, still we can know Him personally, and have a deep relationship with Him.

Lord, thank You for making the mystery of Christ known to us. Help us This Day to know Him better and to make Him known to those around us. Amen.