Devotional: Colossians 2:1-7


  • (Col 2:1 ESV) For I want you to know how great a struggle I have for you and for those at Laodicea and for all who have not seen me face to face,
  • (Col 2:2 ESV) that their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, to reach all the riches of full assurance of understanding and the knowledge of God’s mystery, which is Christ,
  • (Col 2:3 ESV) in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.
  • (Col 2:4 ESV) I say this in order that no one may delude you with plausible arguments.
  • (Col 2:5 ESV) For though I am absent in body, yet I am with you in spirit, rejoicing to see your good order and the firmness of your faith in Christ.
  • (Col 2:6 ESV) Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him,
  • (Col 2:7 ESV) rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.


The world is an endless buffet of distraction, deception, and deceit.  From the constant barrage of marketing and materialism it is hard to discern what the truth really us.  We need a guide.  We need a line in the sand that tells us this far and not a step more.  We need a lighthouse that shines through the darkness helping us find the way through it all.


Well, boss, that ain’t coming from Netflix and they don’t sell it on Amazon.  You’re iPhone app store does not have an app for this and Russian oil will not solve it.  In fact, nothing outside of what Christ has already given you will help you find the ultimate truth.  He has sent His own Spirit to indwell your life and so that you may know the truth and be guided by it.


Do you find it easier or harder to be guided by the Holy Spirit in your life today?


How do you “tune” yourself into the direction of the Holy Spirit?


Can a believer “turn down” the power of the Holy Spirit?


Is it possible for the Holy Spirit to leave a believer?



The Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God.  As the third member of the trinity He is co-equal and co-eternal with the Father and the Son.  He inspired men to write the Scriptures and enables us to understand them.  The Holy Spirit convicts the people of God of their sin, calls them to salvation, transforms their lives according to the will of God, equips them for service, and preserves them for eternity. 

1 Corinthians 2:10-16, Romans 8:9-11, Hebrews 9:13-14, 1 Peter 4:14, Romans 1:4, Luke 1:35-37, Genesis 1:1-2, Psalm 139:7-10, Isaiah 40:13-14, 1 Corinthians 2:10-11, John 15:25, John 16:13, 2 Peter 1:19-21, 2 Peter 1:20-21, 1 Corinthians 2:9-14, John 14:26, John 14:15-21, Romans 8:9, John 7:37-39, Ephesians 5:18-21, 1 Corinthians 12:4-11