Read the New Testament in a year, one chapter a day, five days a week

Day 115/260: Read Colossians 2

How important is it to be “rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith”? Can’t we just believe what we believe and not worry about a solid foundation?

A strong foundation is important because this world will try to destroy your faith, plain and simple. Satan does not want you to be a child of God, and he will try to “deceive you with persuasive words.” If you do not have a strong foundation, those arguments you encounter can cause doubt and undermine your faith.

Twice in this chapter Paul warns against allowing others to cheat you. They will use “philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world.” If we give in, they succeed in their mission to “cheat you of your reward.”

Guard yourself against worldly philosophies by learning about them and how to refute them. There are some big words and big concepts out there, but don’t let those scare you. Learn about postmodernism, pragmatism, and coherence theories. Learn what the Scriptures say about those philosophies, even if they are not addressed in those specific terms.

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

Memory (Recite to a friend without looking)

Hebrews 11:6. But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.

Pray

Pray for a stronger foundation of faith.

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