Colossians 2:3 (NKJV)
There are people who dig for treasure, or valuable things, in various places, based on some information that they have. It may be that there is evidence of a sunken ship, or maybe something was left behind or buried by someone in the past. Based on the idea that there is something valuable to be found, people will invest their own money and their time looking for, and hoping to find, some treasure that is hidden away somewhere. Then, if that treasure is found, the people who found it are rewarded for their efforts.
Colossians 2:3 says that in Christ “are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge”, what an awesome statement that is! The wisdom and knowledge that we need to live our life is found in Christ. Colossians 3:1 goes on to say that our life, our true identity, is hidden in Christ. With what these verses are telling us, we ought to invest our time and, if necessary, our money, in finding these treasures. We have to dig into the Word and allow the Holy Spirit to show us who we really are, what we have, and can do, as a new creation in Christ.
The word “hidden” in Colossians 2:3 means, “a secret”. A secret is not something that is seen or known openly, it has to be discovered, like a treasure. Many people are seeking wisdom and knowledge, and others have said that they need to “find themselves”, but sadly these people are often looking in the wrong place, because all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge that we need, as well as our true identity, are hidden in Christ. Knowing that the Bible reveals to us everything Christ is, and who we are in Him, shouldn’t we take the time to seek out these hidden treasures?