I want you to know how hard I am contending for you and for those at Laodicea, and for all who have not met me personally. 2 My goal 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, 3 in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.
Here you can already see the seeds being planted for the restoration of the Church of Laodicea. In Revelation 3, the Lord has some pretty strong words to say about the Church of Laodicea, namely it being lukewarm. Paul writes in this passage in Colossians that he is contending hard for this church. Perhaps, he too sees what the Lord sees; that this church is full of potential and yet not fully realized. That this church has some wisdom but not yet understanding the mystery of God, which is truly knowing Jesus and the treasures of wisdom and knowledge that come with it. Sadly, it seems Paul’s letter had fallen on deaf ears. Hopefully they hear the prayers of Jesus as he cries in Revelation: “ 20 Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.”
Thoughts for the day
- What does this passage tell you about God or Jesus?
- What does this passage tell you about humanity?
- What do you feel God is telling you through this passage?
- How can you apply this message in an area of your life that needs transformation?
- Is there anyone you think should hear or will benefit from this message? Go and tell them.
Authorities. Pray for wisdom in dealing with containment of the virus and in making decisions for the masses of people.