Colossians 2:18-23 (Focus verse: 19b) (The Message)
…We can grow up healthy in God only as He (Christ) nourishes us.
Hold fast to Christ. Be wise in evaluating spiritual experiences that produce pride or elitism. Know the importance of commitment to a local church and submission to righteous spiritual authorities. “Human relationships were designed to be fueled and filled by righteousness. To the degree we give in to the urging of our flesh nature, we will fail to experience righteous or fulfilling relationships. To the degree we practice those things God commands, our relationships will become a sampling of heaven on earth” (The Hayford Bible Handbook).