Passage: Colossians 2:16-23
Verse: Colossians 2:20 (NIV 2011)
Since you died with Christ to the elemental spiritual forces of this world, why, as though you still belonged to the world, do you submit to its rules…?
We are again cautioned, in today’s passage of Scripture, not to be led astray by those who have lost connection with the head, Jesus Christ [v. 19]. Remember that the reality, however, is found in Christ [v. 17]. While this passage questions submitting to the rules of the world, we must also remember that what is worldly is what goes against Scripture and the commands and laws given to us by God. May we have a solid understanding of God’s Word. May the Holy Spirit provide us with the wisdom needed to discern those things that are worldly from those that are of God. May the example for living, given to us through Jesus Christ, be the path we choose to follow each day. (inspired by Reflecting God – Devotions for Holy Living, WordAction Publishing Company)