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LIVING THE ADVENTURE COLOSSIANS Chapter 2:4-7 VOLUME 9 Sept 13, 2020

Now this I say lest anyone should deceive you with persuasive words. 5 For though I am absent in the flesh, yet I am with you in spirit, rejoicing to see your good order and the steadfastness of your faith in Christ.  6 As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, 7 rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving. (Col 2:4-7 NKJV).

Deception through persuasive words: Words can be very persuasive, mostly when filled with man’s “wisdom” appealing to the base nature of the “flesh.” The flesh can take on many forms, such as natural reasoning, what one is affectionate about, lust, immediate needs not being met, or fear about one’s future. I am sorry to say that many doctrines taught today are focused on the want or need of man rather than the desire of Father God and His Son, our Lord Jesus Christ. Worship music, in both lyrics and style, can appeal to the flesh rather than focus on the glory of God. It can hinder us from knowing His revealed purpose through the scriptures. If we took away all the trimmings, would much of Christian music have the same appeal?