Scripture: from verses 2 and 3
…that [you] may have all the riches derived from being assured of understanding and fully knowing God’s secret truth, which is — the Messiah! It is in him that all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge are hidden.
Observation: Paul’s goal is for us to have all the benefit of knowing the Messiah.
I’m somehow reminded of Yoda by this. Admittedly I did see a Yoda-related video on YouTube earlier, so perhaps that is why. But Yoda is a little tiny creature with 900 years of wisdom and experience and knowledge of the Force inside him, and he’s the only source for that knowledge in the entire galaxy. He doesn’t look like much, but he has everything.
And Yeshua is the wellspring of life. If the Force existed, He would be the Source of the Force, the only one capable of seeing every thread and intersection as well as the pattern of the whole.
There’s a lot we can figure out on our own. But if we want to Truth, the real powerful ground-level truth that is capable of keeping us safe and making us whole, we have to go to the Source.
Application: Seek the Truth. Seek His face.
Prayer: Yeshua, I praise you because you are the Source of everything I need, and you have every answer to every mystery. You are the one who can show me the beauty you created. Help me to seek your face and not be satisfied with partial truths. Amen.