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February 26th, 2018 - Col 2:6-7

                 Daily Devotional <> February 26, 2018 <> Monday

                         Christ is sufficient <> Colossians 2:6-7

                         Point of Contact <> Bro. Ben Van Winkle

 

   Paul, here encourages the Colossians to go on in the same way in which they had originally begun, that is, by faith. As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, now walk in Him. They were completely dependent on the Lord, in other words, they acknowledged that in Him there was no lack. He was enough, not only for Salvation, but for the whole of the Christian life. Paul urges them to go on acknowledging His Lordship. They should not allow the teachings of men to lead them astray. The word walk is often used in the Christian life, it shows action & progress. You  can not walk & remain in the same place. So it is in the Christian life, we either move forward or we go backwards.

 

   Paul uses an expression from agriculture, then one from architecture. The expression rooted refers to what took place at the time of our conversion. It is as if the Lord Jesus Christ is the soil & we find our roots in Him, drawing all our nourishment from Him. This emphasizes the importance of having our roots deep, so that when opposing winds blow, we will not be moved (Matthew 13:5, 20, 21).

   Then Paul switches to the figure of a building. Built up in Him. Here we see the Lord Jesus as the foundation, & we are being built on Him, the Rock of Ages (Luke 6:47-49) We are rooted once for all, but at the same time we are being built up.

   And established in the faith. The word established might also be translated “confirmed,” & the thought here is that is that this is a process that goes on continuously throughout the Christian life. The Colossians had been taught the fundamentals of Christianity by Epaphras. As they continued on in the Christian pathway, these precious truths would be continually in their hearts & lives. 2 Peter 1:9} indicates that failure to progress in spiritual life results in doubt & loss of the joy & blessings of the Gospel.

   Thanksgiving for the blessings of Christianity is a wonderful andote against the poison of false doctrine. Be like trees rooted, like buildings built strong. Your faith be unshaken, overflowing with thanksgiving.