All the Treasures of Wisdom and Knowledge

Colossians 2:3-5 In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. And this I say, lest any man should beguile you with enticing words. For though I be absent in the flesh, yet am I with you in the spirit, joying and beholding your order, and the steadfastness of your faith in Christ. 

‘In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.’ Not “in whom,” but “in which,” referring to the mysteries of Colossians 2:2. In these mysteries of the gospel are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. We read in Romans 11:33: “O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!”

‘Beguile’ [Greek: paralogizomai] deceive. Deceive by subtle reasoning, in which conclusions drawn and evidence assumed may seem conclusive in themselves but are false and contrary to the gospel.

‘I with you in the spirit, joying and beholding your order, and the steadfastness of your faith in Christ.’ This verse does not read like Paul was a total stranger to Colosse. It shows that the congregation was in good shape as to order of discipline, sound doctrine, and faith in Christ.

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