Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Colossians, Day 2 Readings

Turn Away from Human Rules       

Today's reading is develops the vision of proper faith in Colossians rooted in the understanding that Christ exemplifies God's perfect creation.  Christians need to be reconciled through Christ to God -- an act which should transform their perspective on life from a limited earthly view to a spiritual view.

A primary way to live out a transformed worldview is to recognize human laws for what they are -- instructions drawn from incorrect philosophy and limited human knowledge.  Instead of worrying about the "dos and don'ts" of these human traditions -- and, implicitly, even of Jewish law -- focus on God's way of thinking revealed through Christ.

Read Colossians 2:8-23  (NIV)   (NRSV)   (CEB)
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Reading the Bible in Its Entirety

If you are planning to read the Bible in its entirety, you should read Colossians 2:8-23 today.