Monday, February 07, 2005

(6)“As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, (7)rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving.

(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 2:6-8)

We are to “walk in Him, rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith.” It doesn’t say that He will walk in us or be built up in us, because He already is. Often times as Christians we pray for a sign from above, we pray for Christ to fill us with His Spirit, but His work in us is complete. When we became believers He came into our lives, washing away our sins and filling us with His Spirit. He will never leave us nor forsake us. He is always with us, but we are not always with Him. Therefore Paul is reminding us that we must walk in Christ Jesus and be well established in our faith. By walking in the faith Paul means, letting the Spirit live for us. By taking ourselves out of the equation God is free to do His will in our lives.

The old cliché, “Misery loves company” is as true today as it ever was. People seek to steal joy from others and destroy that which they do not understand. Until their eyes are opened they will not see the truth and they will continue to exchange the truth for lies. Through science and reasoning they try to disprove God, making Him out to be an imaginary friend for adults. In their pursuit for knowledge they have been blinded to the truth. All the knowledge in the world will not replace God and all the wisdom of the ages cannot replace the truth. But no matter how high your intellect, at the end of the day, we’re all just sinners in need of salvation.

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