…be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. I tell you this so that no one may deceive you by fine-sounding arguments. (Colossians 2:2-4 NIV)
We’ve happened on the middle of the week, time to search the heart. A unique title is needed for Wednesday’s heart matters. Nothing attacks the heart like deception. Hearts house our emotional side. The heart overrules the mind, unless in Christ, treasures of wisdom and knowledge become stronger than immature emotions. Fine-sounding arguments have caused many to be deceived, even when they knew better.
Tug of war determines strongest side…always. If we place God’s wisdom and knowledge vs. Satan’s Fine-sounding arguments and deception, God’s wisdom and knowledge will always win, if spiritual muscles are developed. If not, we will be deceived. Societal confusion creates environment for deception to permeate. For example, we’ve reached a point in America, pure lies are written in books, spoken by TV commentators, listed in newspapers. Bible states wrong will be right and right will be wrong. Groups of people are paid, targeted to rally against, march for causes all to create an opposing force. Anything to create disturbance to peaceful flows. Strife ignites confusion and every evil work. (James 3:16)
Which team represents more of our heart? Are we building spiritual strength or easy prey for believing fine-sounding arguments? Paul set his heart on encouraging Colosse and Laodica through times of Oriental traders introducing mystical religious ideas and forming cults. Confusion stirring, Paul knew these individuals needed Truth. He knew hearts were the key, united in love to understand full riches- love this…full riches in complete understanding, that we may know Christ, all hidden treasures of wisdom and knowledge. Truth to stand against satan’s schemes. Hearts are same today…let’ s be on God’s winning team!