Futile Worldly Wisdom
Colossians 2:16-23
In 2:6-15 Paul tells the Colossians not to be taken captive by philosophy.
Published June 1st, 2012
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In 2:6-15 Paul tells the Colossians not to be taken captive by philosophy. This argument is grounded in Christ's authority and the fullness of his salvation and union with us. In this section Paul gives more specific examples of what it looks like to be taken captive by worldly philosophy. Paul warns the Colossians to not let others judge them in regard to religious traditions that point to Christ. He also warns them against asceticism and keeping certain rules that are in accordance with human wisdom/philosophies. It appears that people are trying to disqualify and comdmen the Colossians for not keeping these worldly traditions. Paul says that keeping these rules cannot stop fleshly indulgence. True spiritual comes from God through holding fast to Christ. It is also interesting to note that Paul says "why, as if you were still in the world". The Christian is not a man of this world and should not submit to its idealogies.
10000000047956 47956 Notes 2010-08-26 22:52:06 2010-08-31 22:21:58 In 2:6-15 Paul tells the Colossians not to be taken captive by philosophy. This argument is grounded in Christ's authority and the fullness of his salvation and union with us. In this section Paul gives more specific examples of what it looks like to be taken captive by worldly philosophy. Paul warns the Colossians to not let others judge them in regard to religious traditions that point to Christ. He also warns them against asceticism and keeping certain rules that are in accordance with human wisdom/philosophies. It appears that people are trying to disqualify and comdmen the Colossians for not keeping these worldly traditions. Paul says that keeping these rules cannot stop fleshly indulgence. True spiritual comes from God through holding fast to Christ. It is also interesting to note that Paul says "why, as if you were still in the world". The Christian is not a man of this world and should not submit to its idealogies. notes
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Colossians
Colossians 2:16-23
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Therefore let no one pass judgment on you
Therefore no one is to act as your judge
in questions of food and drink,
in regard to food or drink
or with regard to a festival
or in respect to a festival
or a new moon or a Sabbath.
or a new moon or a Sabbath day--
These are a shadow of the things to come,
things which are a mere shadow of what is to come;
but the substance belongs to Christ.
but the substance belongs to Christ.
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Let no one disqualify you,
Let no one keep defrauding you of your prize
insisting on asceticism and worship of angels,
by delighting in self-abasement and the worship of the angels,
going on in detail about visions,
taking his stand on visions he has seen,
puffed up without reason by his sensuous mind,
inflated without cause by his fleshly mind,
and not holding fast to the Head,
and not holding fast to the head,
from whom the whole body, nourished and knit together through its joints and ligaments,
from whom the entire body, being supplied and held together by the joints and ligaments,
grows with a growth that is from God.
grows with a growth which is from God.
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If with Christ you died to the elemental spirits of the world,
If you have died with Christ to the elementary principles of the world,
why, a s if you were still alive in the world , do you submit to regulations--
(then) why, as if you were living in the world , do you submit yourself to decrees, such as,
"Do not handle,
"Do not handle,
Do not taste,
do not taste,
Do not touch"
do not touch!"
(referring to things that all perish as they are used)-- according to human precepts and teachings?
(which all refer to things destined to perish with use)-- in accordance with the commandments and teachings of men?
These have indeed an appearance of wisdom
These are matters which have, to be sure, the appearance of wisdom
in promoting self-made religion and asceticism and severity to the body,
in self-made religion and self-abasement and severe treatment of the body,
but they are of no value in stopping the indulgence of the flesh.
but are of no value against fleshly indulgence.
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10000000047956 47956 Arc 2010-08-26 22:52:06 2010-08-31 22:21:58 editing Colossians 2 16 2 23 Colossians 2:16-23 51 NT esv nasb i486911 i486912 i486889 Therefore let no one pass judgment on you Therefore no one is to act as your judge i486913 i486914 i486890 in questions of food and drink, in regard to food or drink i486891 or with regard to a festival or in respect to a festival i486892 or a new moon or a Sabbath. or a new moon or a Sabbath day-- i486915 i486893 These are a shadow of the things to come, things which are a mere shadow of what is to come; i486894 but the substance belongs to Christ. but the substance belongs to Christ. negativepositive 2 ideaexplanation 1 locative 1 i486916 i486895 Let no one disqualify you, Let no one keep defrauding you of your prize i486917 i486918 i486896 insisting on asceticism and worship of angels, by delighting in self-abasement and the worship of the angels, i486897 going on in detail about visions, taking his stand on visions he has seen, i486898 puffed up without reason by his sensuous mind, inflated without cause by his fleshly mind, i486919 i486920 i486899 and not holding fast to the Head, and not holding fast to the head, i486900 from whom the whole body, nourished and knit together through its joints and ligaments, from whom the entire body, being supplied and held together by the joints and ligaments, ideaexplanation 1 i486901 grows with a growth that is from God. grows with a growth which is from God. actionresult 2 negativepositive 2 actionmanner 1 i486921 i486902 If with Christ you died to the elemental spirits of the world, If you have died with Christ to the elementary principles of the world, i486922 i486903 why, a s if you were still alive in the world , do you submit to regulations-- (then) why, as if you were living in the world , do you submit yourself to decrees, such as, i486923 i486924 i486904 "Do not handle, "Do not handle, i486905 Do not taste, do not taste, i486906 Do not touch" do not touch!" i486907 (referring to things that all perish as they are used)-- according to human precepts and teachings? (which all refer to things destined to perish with use)-- in accordance with the commandments and teachings of men? i486925 i486926 i486908 These have indeed an appearance of wisdom These are matters which have, to be sure, the appearance of wisdom i486909 in promoting self-made religion and asceticism and severity to the body, in self-made religion and self-abasement and severe treatment of the body, ideaexplanation 1 i486910 but they are of no value in stopping the indulgence of the flesh. but are of no value against fleshly indulgence. negativepositive 2 series ideaexplanation 1 conditional 2 series 1 1 1 esv 25 nasb 25 a 50 discourse
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