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March 5th, 2018 - Col 2:19-20

                      Daily Devotional <> March 5, 2018 <> Monday

            Christ's sufficiency Verses legalism <> Colossians 2:19-20

                          Point of Contact <> Bro. Ben Van Winkle

 

   The Lord Jesus is spoken here of the “Head” of the body. To hold to the “Head” means to live with the consciousness that Christ is the Head, drawing the supplies of all our needs from His exhaustless resources, & doing everything for His glory. It means keeping in touch with the Lord & looking to Him for sustenance & direction. This is further explained in the expression that follows: from whom all the body, nourished & knit together by joints & ligaments, grows with the increase that is from God. Various parts of the human body are connected by  joints & ligaments. The body in turn is joined to the Head, The body looks to the head for direction & guidance. That is the very thought that the Apostle Paul is emphasizing here. The members of the body of Christ should find all their satisfaction & sufficiency in Him, & not be lured away by some argument of a false teacher.

   Holding fast to the Head emphasizes the necessity for a moment by moment dependence on the Lord. Yesterday's help will not do for today, in other words we can't grind grain with water that has already gone over the dam. It should also be said here that where Christians do hold on to the Head, the results will be spontaneous action which will coordinate with other members of the body.

   The basic principles of the world, as it is used in this verse, refers to rituals & ordinances. For instances, the rituals of the Old Testament were rudiments of the world in the sense that they taught the elementary principles of religion, the ABC's (Galatians 4:9-11)  Paul asked them why there was still a desire to subject themselves to such regulations; to do so would be to forget that you had separated yourselves from the world. “If a Christian is dead to ordinances, why does he still retain baptism & the Lord's supper?” The most obvious answer is that these two ordinances of the Christian church are taught in the New Testament. However, they are not “Means of Grace,” making us more fit for heaven or helping us to gain merit before God. They are simple obedience to the Lord, remembering Him in His death. They are not so much law to be kept, as privileges to be enjoyed.