A Christ-Centered Purpose – Colossians 2:1-5
Jesus is not something to add to your life. He either is your life or you don’t have Him. Above all Paul wanted the Colossians to treasure Christ and in Colossians 2:1-5 we see several characteristics of Christian maturity for which Paul was laboring. Each of these are part of the Christ Centered purpose Paul worked for. We likewise should strive for the same Christ centered purpose in our gospel work.
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, 2 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, 3 in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. 4 I say this in order that no one may delude you with plausible arguments. 5 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. (Colossians 2:1–5)