Re:Verse passage – Colossians 2:16-23 (day five) They have lost connection with the head,from whom the whole body, supported and held together by its ligaments and sinews, grows as God causes it to grow.

The first danger Paul addresses in this section of his letter, is legalism. Deep within the human heart is the temptation to quantify spirituality.  Why is there such a lure for keeping rules and regulations?  The feeling and desire to be successful is strong the human heart. When that feeling for personal success overshadows most everything else, that is pride.   And the results of legalism are mentioned in verse 19. A disconnection from Jesus. No relationship, no friendship, no communication. Also, no growth. No progress. No discipleship. Legalism comes with a strong warning and a great cost 

Author: Scott Lane

Scott Lane is the Executive Pastor of Ministry at FBCSA.

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  1. Had this thought:
    The pituitary gland is in charge of all other glands function and secreates the hormones for physical growth and gonad function. It is located in the brain or head. Without that physical connection between the head and the rest of the body their is no physical growth, among all other endocrine functions. Just thought it was interesting that God chose the human head as the most vital organ for growth and whole body function. As our head holds all the potential for physical growth and survival, God as the head of our lives, holds all that is required for spiritual growth and survival! I love how God works!

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