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Beyond the Cross

 

 

Beyond the Cross

Daily thoughts on our Lenten Journey to Easter

Free Grace Brethren In Christ Church

 

Friday April 3 —Colossians 2:4-5)

 

“I tell you this so that no one may deceive you by fine-sounding arguments. For though I am absent from you in body, I am present with you in spirit and delight to see how disciplined you are and how firm your faith in Christ is.” (Colossians. 2:4,5)

 

To be deceived is to think you know that something is right, when it is really wrong. Truth and error look almost the same. Real flowers and flowers made of silk may look very similar but there is a huge difference. Spiritual deception in the form of fine-sounding arguments may appear to offer freedom for a while but soon there comes decreasing pleasure, increasing bondage and, ultimately, disaster and death. What do we need to keep focused on the truth? Two things help against being deceived. First, a well ordered, disciplined life. Here is where the daily spiritual disciplines can serve to keep us on track knowing the truth. Second is a firm faith. Strong faith in the presence of the living Christ is a powerful bulwark against being misled.

 

Pastor Ray