Thoughts on Colossians 2

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. (Colossians 2:6, 7 ESV)

Walk in Him (=Journey)
Rooted in Him (=Foundation)
Built up and Established in Him (=Growth)
Abound in Thanksgiving (=Attitude)

These have indeed an appearance of wisdom in promoting self-made religion and asceticism and severity to the body, but they are of no value in stopping the indulgence of the flesh. (Colossians 2:23 ESV)

Human-made, human-centric rules are not effective. Though it seems logical. Even I myself, with a sincere desire to be a better follower of Christ, have made some “rules” for myself to follow. The problem is that it is easy to fall into the trap of relying on the rules rather than on the relationship. The relationship is powerful, nurture it. Nurture the relationship instead of adding or tweaking the rules. Trust in the power that comes with a close relationship with God.

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