Rooted in Christ
Scripture reading for September 9th: Colossians 2, Psalm 30, Proverbs 26
Key Scriptures: Colossians 2:6-10 ‘Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving. See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ. For in Him the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily, and you have been filled in Him, who is the head of all rule and authority.”
The true Gospel message teaches Jesus Christ as Lord of all and as having the fullness of God in human flesh. There are lots of other philosophies and human traditions that teach something different. Paul warned the Colossians not to be taken in by anything that did not exalt Jesus Christ as coming as God in human flesh and Lord of all heaven and earth. We must go deeper in knowing Christ Jesus and overflow with thanksgiving that we have a God who understands human weakness.
Faith Confession: I am thankful that Jesus Christ our Lord came as a human man and showed me the fullness of God. I desire to be deeply rooted in Christ and built up in my faith concerning His wisdom, divine power, holiness, righteousness, and preeminence over all authority.
Proverbs 26:12 “Do you see a man wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.”