I get caught on a verse and can’t move on to the next book. Colossians 4 is a final greeting to the church, and I’m finding it hard to extrapolate anything I can expand upon to use in my devotionals. So, for the last few days, I’ve used others. However, there is one verse that I find interesting, and that is Colossians 4:16:
“And when this letter has been read among you, have it also read in the church of the Laodiceans; and see that you also read the letter from Laodicea.”
Where is the letter to the Laodiceans? Is it lost? Did the “powers that be” decide that it wasn’t divinely inspired, so they did away with it? There was a lot of guessing going on when I looked it up to see what might have happened to it. Was the text purposefully hidden? It makes you wonder.
There are other books the Bible mentions that we don’t have access to, or they haven't been found; where are they? Some books mentioned are available, but are not considered divinely inspired, but are full of good information to help fill in historical gaps. Whatever the case may be, there is enough text included in the Bible to keep us fed, and most people haven’t even read that. God may be the only one to hold the answers, and that’s okay.
Stay curious, my friends!