Good morning people who keep God the absolute centre of everything.
Colossians 2:4 NIV I tell you this so that no one may deceive you by fine-sounding arguments.
What is the ‘this’ that Paul just told the church in Colossae about?
In essence, Paul said that his goal in all he was communicating was for people to have a deeper revelation of the truth of who God is.
Then he says that his purpose for speaking this was so that no one is deceived by fine-sounding arguments.
The power of deception is the compelling nature of what is being sold to you. Most of it is probably accurate, but it is distorted or imbalanced.
Every person is important – this is an absolute truth. But a deception that is so prevalent in the days we live in is that it is all about us. Our desires, our plans, our purposes, what we want to do, what we want to achieve, what we want to build or birth or plant is pushed from all sides.
But our value and our significance are divinely connected to the truth of our Creator God – no more and no less. Therefore, any fine-sounding argument that elevates us over God is a deception that Paul is warning against.
And this is just one of many.
What other fine-sounding arguments do you feel you need to guard against as an intrusion into your primary call to know God better?