"In Him you have been
made complete." Col 2:10
I am in the process of
writing a new book, and a part of writing is research. I love research, but
because of the topic of the new book I am spending more time than I would like
to spend thinking about the “wisdom” and philosophies of this present age.
As I research I am examining the
thinking and belief systems of various people. These are people with multiple college
degrees, doctorates, and men and women who are respected in their profession. What
I am learning as I look into their lives is they are almost exclusively immoral
and their philosophy of life is built to suit their immorality. I find no
wisdom of any value in any of them.
Where do we find our wisdom?
Where do we find our knowledge?
Where is the wise man? Where is the scribe? Where
is the debater of this age? Has not
God made foolish the
wisdom of the world? For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not come to know God, God was well-pleased through the foolishness of the message preached to save those who believe. 1 Corinthians 2:20-21 (NASB)
Everything that means
anything is found in Christ and in the message of the gospel. All that we need
for this life and the one to come is found in Christ. The answer to the
sickness of the soul, the brokenness of heart, and the warpage of the mind are
all found in Christ. We are complete in Him.
People who look for solace in
the things of the world will come up empty again and again. There is no joy, there
is no hope and there certainly is no peace in the philosophies of men or the
world, only in Christ.
You have no need of Christ
plus anything. No religion or ceremony, you don’t have to be good enough
(because you could never be good enough), or have an “experience” of some
kind. The Bible says it is all about
knowing Him and being known by Him.
It is that simple. It is all about Christ, and nothing else.