In school, while writing a term paper or an essay of sorts, many of us have used a thesaurus. Wikipedia states that “A thesaurus is a book that lists words grouped together according to similarity of meaning (containing synonyms and sometimes antonyms)…” It is a veritable treasure trove when you’re looking for just the right word to use.
Well, Colossians 2:2-3 says, “that their hearts may be encouraged, having been knit together in love, and attaining to all the wealth that comes from the full assurance of understanding, resulting in a true knowledge of God’s mystery, that is, Christ Himself, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.” The word “treasure” in verse 2 is the Greek word “thēsauros”. Our English word thesaurus comes from this word.
Think of that! Jesus…..IS the very storehouse – a “treasure chest” of ALL wisdom and knowledge, AND if you know Him, then this endless, rich source of wisdom and knowledge dwells in you and me. Do you believe this? I have to ask, because as I go about my daily life, I hear believers talking and acting as if they are verbal paupers with no thesaurus. We know the very treasury of ALL wisdom and knowledge, AND He wants to share Himself with us.
We often listen to a teacher on TV and maybe read another teacher from a book. Yet, the very answers we need are IN Jesus who is IN us! I Cor 1:30 says, “But by His doing you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God…”
It says it is “hidden” which is a reminder that we have a living relationship with the Lord of the universe, and we get to spend time with Him and get to know Him. This life we have IN CHRIST is an exciting life. He is THE thesaurus for our lifes’ answers! He IS our life!!!