SOAP stands for Scripture, Observation, Application and Prayer. Today’s journal comes from reading Colossians 2.
“Christ Himself, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.” –Colossians 2:2-3
treasures: the place in which good and precious things are collected and laid up.
The true treasures of wisdom and knowledge are found in the Person of Jesus Christ. The world entices us to its false ideas–philosophy and empty deception–that only takes us captive. The world’s philosophy confuses us; it leads to meaningless living.
The treasures of wisdom and knowledge are found in Christ because 1) in Him, all the fullness of Deity dwells in bodily form (vs. 9), and 2) In Him, we are made complete (to be made full, filled to the top so that nothing is lacking).
I have all I need in Christ. I AM COMPLETE in Him. So are all believers. Anything the world gives me is never to replace my completeness in Christ. It’s simply icing on the cake!
Father, the world tells me I’m not complete without money, status, health, wife, possessions, education, etc. Actually, I’m complete in Christ! In Him are all treasures necessary for life! The other things are nice, but they can never match or replace Christ! Might I treasure Him today!