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Captivated by Christ Jesus alone!

Scripture reading for March 6th:  Numbers 12-14, Psalm 28, Colossians 2

Key Scriptures:  Colossians 2:8-12 “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.  In Him also you were circumcised with a circumcision made without hands, by putting off the body of the flesh, by the circumcision of Christ, having been buried with Him in baptism, in which you were also raised with Him through faith in the powerful working of God, Who raised Him from the dead.”  

Paul warned believers against the sin of unbelief and human religion and philosophy instead of faith in Christ.  In Christ alone is there fullness.  Christ is the head of all rule and authority.  He marked us internally by giving us the Holy Spirit.  We identified with His death through baptism in water and His resurrection as we came up out of the water receiving the Holy Spirit.  Faith in Christ Jesus is sufficient!

Numbers 14:11 “And the Lord said to Moses, “How long will this people despise Me?  And how long will they not believe in Me, in spite of all the signs that I have done among them?”

Faith confession and prayer:  Lord, how easily I am tempted to allow human philosophy to take me away from faith!  Please forgive me!  I choose to trust in Christ alone, identifying with Him in His death and glorious resurrection!

Psalm 28:9 “Oh, save Your people and bless Your heritage!  Be their Shepherd and carry them forever.”

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