This one will have to be short as my internet is being too slow to write a longer post.
Colossians 2 is much along the same vein of the previous chapter, which is discussing the character of Christ. This is what it tells us:
- He is the mystery of God;
- All of God’s treasures are hidden in Christ;
- The fullness of Deity lives in bodily form in him;
- He is head over every power and authority;
- God makes us alive through Christ;
- All reality is found in Christ.
It also tells us, once again, how we’ve been saved through Christ. Because of Christ’s death, the debt of sin was paid and the powers and authorities over us were disarmed. We died in baptism with Christ.
So, what should we do in response to this amazing news of Christ? Well, Colossians 2 tells us this as well.
“So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.”
Also, because of Christ we can be free from human religious tradition. We should test what appears to have spiritual wisdom, to see whether or not it is truly of God. If it serves to build our lives in Christ, then it is helpful. If however, like circumcision, it detracts or puts undue power in works of the flesh, then it is not helpful.