See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the elemental spiritual forces of this world rather than on Christ. Colossians 2:8
This morning I watched as nature showed the glory and supremacy of God. When I woke up at 6 to let Sam my Bassett out, the sky was clear, the stars and moon were shinning and there was a nip in the air. When we got up to begin the day at 7, there was a much different picture. A mist was settling in the valley like ribbons through green velvet. Until I got their food out and I looked out the deck door, the mist had now covered the cornfield next to my field and was edging towards the backyard. The screens had water droplets on them and the railing was dripping water onto the deck. I could only see silhouettes of trees and cornstalks and the sun was a veiled glowing ball in the sky. It was eerily beautiful, but as quickly as it came, it past to reveal a bright blue sky, everything looked brighter and cleaner and the air had a fresh clean aroma.
As I marveled at what had just transpired, I was reminded that this is exactly how deception works. It veils the truth so you can see a hint of it, but it is difficult to see. All the lines get blurred and what the image truly is, gets more and more difficult to discern. Although there is light, it’s dull and produces no warmth. And just like the mist, as it lifted objects became more discernable, a warmth of comfort was felt, a cleansing had happened and there was a crisp clean scent left behind.
Heed today’s verse, don’t be deceived by what you see and hear if you can’t see Jesus in it. Man made traditions and philosophies can’t stand up to the standards of God. If you rely on them, you will be left with a hollow feeling that only Jesus can fill. Make sure what you are standing on aligns itself with the word of God.