Reflecting on God’s Word . . .

Colossians 2:6-10 NLT

[6] And now, just as you accepted Christ Jesus as your Lord, you must continue to follow him.

[7] Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness.

[8] Don’t let anyone capture you with empty philosophies and high-sounding nonsense that come from human thinking and from the spiritual powers of this world, rather than from Christ.

[9] For in Christ lives all the fullness of God in a human body.

[10] So you also are complete through your union with Christ, who is the head over every ruler and authority.

Reflection . . .

The Apostle Paul uses a great image of roots going down deep into Christ. Like a tree that is firmly established and growing bigger and stronger, healthy and mature, we too can grow in Christ.

What’s the key?

  • Continue to follow Him
  • Grow roots – be nourished by the Word of God and a vibrant relationship with Christ
  • Guard against human wisdom/teaching

What’s the result?

  • Overflow of thankfulness