I found a new word while reading Colossians.
I’ve read this book many times since I was saved 30 years ago,
and I know I didn’t skip this verse every time in 30 years.
The Lord has an amazing way of speaking anew to His people
each time they open His Word.
The key to hearing the Lord speak, is to open His Word.
He has plenty to say, we need to listen.
The word that caught my attention is in the King James version,
so we’ll start there.
“Which things have indeed a
show of wisdom
in will worship,
and neglecting of the body;
not in any honor to the satisfying of the flesh.”
The New King James Version translates the verse a little differently.
According to Online Bible will worship is defined as
“worship which one prescribes and devises for himself,
contrary to the contents and nature of faith which ought to be directed to Christ.”
In simple words, a person
wants to look wise,
worships in a way created out of their own will,
then has no way to war against the flesh.
false religion and
cannot produce true holiness.
People love to make up their own rules, their own rituals and their own religion.
I’ve heard religion described as man’s attempt to reach up to God.
Salvation is God’s way of reaching down to us,
through His precious Son, the Lord Jesus Christ.
There is a perfect plan of salvation
and an acceptable way to worship.
To get through the Father, we go through the Son.
Faith in Him alone is all we need to please the Father.
We don’t need to make up our own rules
about what pleases the Lord,
how to live our life for the Lord,
or what service He wants.
It’s already written down in the Bible.
That’s why we need to keep reading,
because each time,
the Lord will make His Truth known.
a self-imposed religion,
we need to determine
“…true worshippers shall worship the Father
in spirit and in truth:
for the Father seeks such to worship Him.”