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You must be in fellowship prior to your Bible study, so that the spiritual information you receive can become a source, of blessing to your soul and produce spiritual growth.
3 In [en] whom [hos] are [eisi] hid [apokruphos] all [pas] the treasures [thesauros] of wisdom [sophia] and [kai] knowledge. [gnosis]KJV-Interlinear
3 in whom are hidden all the
treasures of wisdom and knowledge. NASB
Christ was previously
mentioned in the last verse, so the phrase, in whom, is in reference to
Christ specifically, since the rest of this verse refers to the wisdom and
knowledge of God, and to God in general, in that Christ is a member of the
Godhead, of whom all members possess these attributes.
Hidden is the reference
to Christ, in whom these treasures, are maintained.
Christ does not hide
doctrine or the blessings that come from doctrine.But Christ does possess them, and they are
not accessible, nor discoverable by anyone who does not approach God, Christ,
or doctrine, in the proper way.
To approach God apart
from Christ, is impossible.
To approach doctrine
apart from fellowship, is impossible.
To approach spiritual
maturity apart from the spiritual method authorized by God, is impossible.
They are in effect,
hidden or inaccessible, when the wrong approaches are used.
Treasures, is a
reference to a deposit of wealth.The
deposit is similar to one of money deposited into a bank.Only in this case, the deposit is of doctrine
and its application, which results in the construction of a spiritual structure
within your soul.]
A deposit into a bank
comes with interest earnings.An
investment into a profitable venture, returns profits, and wages, and dividends.
And as far as doctrine
is concerned, these things are returned to the one who possesses the doctrine,
but the person also becomes a partner and owner of the wealth deposited.
Wisdom is the full
range of understanding and the ability to apply it to life.Knowledge, gnosis, is the full range of the
details of information which are the building blocks, or components, that lead
one to understanding and then to wisdom.
So in effect, Christ is
the one and only source, and path to success in life.Anything else, means absolute failure.
You either commit
yourself to Christ (the study of doctrine, the application of doctrine, the
growth in doctrine, obedience to His mandates, responsibility in life, and
termination of ones whining sin nature anecdotes),
and through that approach, to success.
Or, you can continue on
your merry way, as you are, and to certain failure in life, regardless of what
this world does to you or for you.
Now is the time to post a prayer.
End Of Lesson
Study to show thyself approved (mature) unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing (studying/discerning), the Word of truth.
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