The Hidden Treasures

The apostle Paul had a huge burden for teaching God’s Word. In his letter to the Colossians he said, “We proclaim Him, warning and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone mature in Christ.I labor for this, strivingwith His strength that works powerfully in me” (Col. 1:28-29). Paul’s passion for teaching is expressed as “labor” and “striving with His strength.”  He feels responsible to do all he can “to present everyone mature in Christ.” Do you share that same intensity and passion? A few verses later Paul describes what he seeks to teach.  “I want their hearts to be encouraged and joined together in love, so that they may have all the riches of assured understanding and have the knowledge of God’s mystery—Christ. All the treasures of wisdom and knowledge are hidden in Him” (Col. 2:2-3). Paul longs for the hearts of believers to understand Christ. In Christ is all the treasures of hidden wisdom and knowledge. A teacher of God’s Word has the overwhelming responsibility and blessing of teaching the hidden treasures of God! Teaching the hidden treasure is a labor of love. The teacher who wishes to teach the hidden treasure must strive with the strength of the Spirit of God.  

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