This is Paul’s general wishes for the church in Colossae and Laodicea. In verse 3, Paul tells us that in Christ does all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge dwell; this is exciting for me as I learn things and study for complex exams. If Christ is within me and he has all the treasures of wisdom then there is nothing I can’t learn and no wisdom I can’t attain to.
Verse 4 - we must continue to study and meditate on the word of God so we are not deceived by the arguments that fill media nowadays and are even being preached on some pulpits. Only the word of God, given to us in the Bible is sufficient to guide and lead us and we must be wary of every recent argument that doesn’t found footing in the word of God.
Verse 7 - Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness.
‘Let’ means you have to allow it, it doesn’t just happen to you randomly; if you are not develop in your work and relationship with God, you would need to let it happen. Paul admonishes us to let 2 things - our roots to grow in him and to build our lives on him.
We are to let our roots grow in him like a soil and have our lives built on him as a sure foundation. This mean that every area of your life must be permeated by God. if you are embarking on anything, it must be built on him and root and the fruitful soil of the word of God. We know from agriculture that any plant not sufficiently rooted in the earth, would fall away when beat upon by strong winds and from building technology that a house without a solid foundation will soon collapse. If we are not to make shipwreck of our lives, we need the right building material which is a foundation on Jesus and the soil of his word but you need to let this happen.