May you be established in love, that you may obtain all the riches of a full understanding and know the mystery of God, Christ himself. Colossians 2:2
Men who feel sure of themselves and who believe they are just before God are hard to convert to faith. Paul was such a person. He was born in Tarsus to a Jewish family who had left their country and had settled there, in ” Greek ” territory. Along with Greek culture, Paul received the religious education of the Bible and the Jewish people. He was proud of belonging to God’s promises to his race.
As he traveled along and was approaching Damascus, a light from the sky suddenly flashed around him and he fell to the ground and was blinded for three days. This was the characteristic conversion of a militant Christian.
From then on, Paul was chosen as an instrument of Christ to spread the church to other countries. After he found Christ, he only wanted to forget. Forget his worth and gains to be a better recipient of the free grace of God. He wanted to know him more thus being open to new experience. The greatest thing for Christians is not to perform miracles, or to speak in tongues, but to know Christ and to grasp the secret of his humiliation for our sake. So Paul wanted the Colossians to know how he strive for them. He was referring to the difficulties of apostolic labor when evangelizing for the sake of the Gospel.
May we be established in love, that we may obtain all the riches of a full understanding and know the mystery of God, Christ himself. For in him are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. (Colossians 2:2-3)
You are completely known by God, and you are completely loved.