Where Do You Turn?

See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world. (Colossians 2:8, NIV 1984)

My Musings – Where do you go for the truth, when there is so much misinformation that masquerades as the truth? What “authority” can you rely on, when the authority’s credentials are often fabricated? It is way too easy to be taken “captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy.” One does need a standard to measure the people and information that self-proclaims the “truth.” A standard that has never varied with “human tradition and the basic principles of this world.

Here’s a hint: it’s not google. There is some gold out there, but how can one distinguish it from the “fool’s” gold? Often, it is not even the latest scientific “findings.” You cannot follow the science, when the science is following the money. And even if it is not following the money, it’s all too often following a pre-conceived bias. Sometimes unintentional, but frequently intentionally. The news sources. It not hard to see which way the wind is blowing (from the left or the right). Political leaders? Puh-leeze! So many have lost all credibility.

My Advice – Turn to God. But you have to open your Bible. You have to spend some time on your “knees.” You have to spend time with other like-minded believers. Not just socially, but in church and in small groups. You need to be discipled by a trustworthy disciple-maker. 

“Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.” (2 Timothy 2:14–15, NIV 1984). Correctly handling the word of truth will enable you discern what are “deceptive [philosophies], which [depend] on human tradition and the basic principles of this world.” No longer to be taken captive by them.

Today’s post was written by Steve Brewer, one of my favorite bloggers. Visit for daily inspiration from God’s Word. You’ll be glad you did!

Love, Cindy

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6 thoughts on “Where Do You Turn?”

  1. Specific and straight to the point. God should always be our first port of call. Its so easy to get distracted isn’t it? And if we spend too much time with easily distracted people it can become harder. I do my best to talk to God in everything, Jesus is my filter. The Holy Spirit my prompt. It’s not a direct road map, but that is the beauty of growing in and through God’s love. Thank you for your thought provoking post. Blessings.

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