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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Colossians 2:8

Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ.
Colossians 2:8

Paul's letter to the Christians in Colossae brings into clear focus the power, love, and absolute sufficiency of Jesus. When each of us met Jesus, we grasped the truth of His sacrifice for our sins and understood that His resurrected life conquered death for those who believe. The Holy Spirit filled our hearts and God's word came alive with revelation to our very souls. The realities of the Kingdom of the Most High became ours to hold!

How vital then that we take Paul's warning seriously. You and I, like the Colossians, must guard our hearts and minds daily from those who distort the truth of the gospel and seek to have us accompany them on their dead-end trail. The "logic" of this world that we once believed will beckon us back to an error-filled mind if we don't make the daily effort to walk with the Lord (Colossians 2:6). Today, let's take advantage of the opportunities to pray, to seek His will, to read His word, and to hear His voice. Rather than thinking of these as a list of duties, let's remember that they bring us closer to the heart of God, and that in turn will enrich every aspect of our lives, every single day.

Jeff Deal



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