For I want you to know how great a struggle I have for you and for those at Laodicea and for all who have not seen me face to face, that their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, to reach all the riches of full assurance of understanding and the knowledge of God’s mystery, which is Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. I say this in order that no one may delude you with plausible arguments. For though I am absent in body, yet I am with you in spirit, rejoicing to see your good order and the firmness of your faith in Christ.
by: Paula Davis.
Paul’s greatest struggle was for people to know Christ and to be knit together in His wisdom and love. Paul had a lot of wisdom, but he was not concerned about being liked or having people trust in the wisdom that came from him. The only thing Paul desired was for others to know Christ and to see the mysteries of God revealed through the wisdom Christ brings. May we approach others as Paul did and, setting our own wisdom aside, be more interested in sharing the wisdom of Christ than what we bring to the table.