Reading and studying in Colossians, these words seem to capture my attention and spirit: “My purpose is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.” (Emphasis mine) (Colossians 2:2-3 NIV).
What struck me so profoundly was the phrase “namely, Christ.” In today’s world there are so many voices that will tell us “there are many ways to God.” But Paul says the complete understanding of the mystery of God is “Christ.” He goes on in verse 4 and gives the reason that he is telling them this: “so that no one may deceive you by fine sounding arguments.”
Much of what people say today in regards to “man’s ideas” and “man’s philosophy” sounds “fine,” but in reality it is a direct contradiction to God’s Holy Word. We must be careful that we don’t allow the “fine sounding arguments” of the world to shake our faith in the One Truth, and that is “it’s all about Christ.” If you want to know the mystery of God, you must know the person of Christ. A complete understanding of God isn’t found through any other method.
What “voice” do you find yourself listening to? Have you found that the only voice you need to listen to is God’s? He will point us to the truth that it is “all about Christ.