I used to love used book stores. I loved the musty smell of decaying paper, glue and sometimes leather. The older the book the better. I was on a quest to find some ancient tome filled with the wisdom of the ages. I knew that somewhere there had to be written out the secrets of life and happiness. I was a fool. I was like Ponce de Leon who rode about Florida searching for the fountain of youth while having a Bible in his pack. My search was futile because I already had Paul’s letter to the Colossians on my desk.
Paul, one of the world’s greatest minds, said, “My goal is that they (you) may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they (you) may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they (you) may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.” Colossians 2:2. There it is. God has kept nothing from us. When He sent us Jesus He opened up the library of heaven for us to grasp “all” the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.
Do you want to be smart? Do you want to have unlimited intellectual growth? Do you want to understand more about life than the philosophers of the world with their sophisticated, complex theories? You can! The source of the secrets of the universe are not in some musty old book. They are found in the vibrant life and teachings of Jesus, the very Creator of all that is. Time spent with Jesus is a guaranteed way to a fuller, happier, more complete life because of the wisdom you will gain. A day without Jesus is a day of mental stagnation. A day with Jesus is a day of unlimited progress.