319 - The Riches of Full Assurance

August 17, 2015
In Colossians 2:2 we read the phrase: "And attaining to all the riches of full assurance of (what) understanding, (to what degree) to the knowledge of the mystery of God."  So, what does this actually mean?

To "attain" means "to possess, to move into, unto, towards, to be among."  Got that.  But what about "full assurance"?  What does that mean?

The word "full assurance" is used only four times in the New Testament and means "complete confidence, a most sure confidence, a full and perfect conviction, the full and total reliance on something or someone, to have complete understanding."  OK, but complete confidence and understanding of what?  Of Christ and the Father, to have the mind of Christ, to see things from His perspective, to understand truth as He understands truth, to have His peace and confidence and full assurance in the Father.

Is that possible?  Is this promise and prayer meant for us today?  And, if so, where do we find that kind of assurance?  How can we discover and attain the "riches of full assurance" in the things of God?

Want to know more?  Then keep listening.

This is a study on Colossians 2:2.

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