[For my concern is] that their hearts may be braced (comforted, cheered, and encouraged) as they are knit together in love, that they may come to have all the abounding wealth and blessings of assured conviction of understanding, and that they may become progressively more intimately acquainted with and may know more definitely and accurately and thoroughly that mystic secret of God, [which is] Christ (the Anointed One). Colossians 2:2 (AMP)
"that they may come to have all the abounding wealth and blessings of assured conviction of understanding" (AMP)"rich in their ·understanding [ assurance of understanding]" (EXB)
There is a progression in this prayer that Paul has for the Colossians. First, that they be comforted and encouraged as they are knit together in the God's love. Once that foundation is laid, then each person can then come to a clear insightful understanding accompanied with blessings of understanding of the Gospel.
Clear insight. Abounding wealth and blessings—not based on things but rather based on a solid foundation of understanding the saving grace of God.
• Only with a solid foundation, is it possible to withstand the storms of everyday life.
• Only with a solid foundation, is it possible to have discernment of Truth.
• Only with a solid foundation is it possible to enjoy fellowship and friendship with God.
What a great prayer to pray for others, that they will may have abounding wealth and blessing of assurance of the saving grace of God! Wow!
And understanding of conviction starts with a heart permeated with a deep sense of reverence for God (Acts 9:31; MSG).