Don't be deceived
Passage: Colossians 2:4–2:15
Paul has told the Colossians that preaching Jesus requires both warning and instruction (1:28). In this section he does both himself. Two warnings are given (2:4; 2:8), followed by longer teachings or explanations. Paul’s point again is to remind them, and us, of the supremacy of Jesus and thus the danger of adding other worldly, human traditions and/or teachings.