Colossians 2:7-8 (NIV)
7 rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.
8 See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the elemental spiritual forces of this world rather than on Christ.
It is so sad to see many of the brethren not rooted and properly built up in the faith. They lack because they do not seek the Word, and do not seek the Lord. They are deceived, caught up in the traditions of men, and don’t even recognize this.
It is important that we maintain our focus on Christ and his Word. In verse 16 it says Therefore do not let anyone judge you by what you eat or drink, or with regard to a religious festival, a New Moon celebration or a Sabbath day.
We have been set free. We are not bond to the traditions of men. examine your life and weed out these traditions that you continue to follow although you are saved. What is holding you back from enjoying the fullness of your salvation?
That I may know Him and the power of the Cross. I’m learning more and more to trust that God has my best interests at heart and that everything He does is for purpose and by design. I encourage you to get to know Him, it has been the most exciting journey so far for me, I’m sure it will be the same for you!