“a Lamp to my feet. a Light for my path.” – Colossians 2:8

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TODAY’S WORD…

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Make sure that no one traps you and deprives you of your freedom

by some second-hand, empty, rational philosophy

based on the principles of this world instead of on Christ.

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– Colossians 2:8

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REFLECTION…

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It is a fact, that over the centuries,

people have often tried to adapt the truths of faith

to philosophies or ideologies which happen to be in vogue at the time.

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Why?

Because they are attractive alternatives;

because they please those who are searching;

because they feed and satisfy our selfish traits,

while deviously appeasing our internal desire to seek the Divine.

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We must truly beware of recycled philosophies;

of entrapment by what claims to be the truth,

and what promises immediate self-satisfaction.

We must beware of deceit, which abounds in this age of compromise.

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Our Christian faith is not opposed to human scholarship and science,

but it rejects vain philosophy,

that is, self-centred philosophy, which boasts that it relies on reason alone,

and which fails to respect revealed truths.

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At the heart of our Christian Faith

is the utter conviction that each human person is created in God’s likeness and image.

This likeness allows us to search for Him,

and to joyfully recognise Him when we find Him.

This allows us to enter into a wonderful personal relationship with God.

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And the initiator of such an intimate and loving relationship…is our Creator – Himself!

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PRAYER…

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Lord, please save me from entrapment

and help me stay focused on You as I cling to Your Truth!

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