From Empty Hands: Beware


“See to it that…”


See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ.

Colossians 2:8 — English Standard Version

See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception, which are based on human tradition and the spiritual forces of the world rather than on Christ.

Colossians 2:8 — Berean Standard Bible

Beware lest any man rob you by philosophy, or by empty deception, according to the teaching of men and according to the principles of the world and not according to The Messiah,

Colossians 2:8 — Aramaic Bible in Plain English

Take heed lest there shall be any one that maketh spoil of you through his philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ:

Colossians 2:8 — American Standard Version


See to it, beware, take heed continually, in all things, all the time for the seductive cunning wiles of the Evil One and his legions of ministers and minions pervades, invades, seeps, and creeps easily in unless vigilant, aware — continually beware.

So many are so weak, so immature, and so easily taken captive. Misled. Desiring to be fed on what pleases rather than what saves, and TRULY pleases. If only the thinking, the seeing, the being could be changed — and it can! In turning to and trusting the Lord Jesus Christ, God the Father, the Holy Spirit, and the inerrant infallible living and active Word of God in ALL THINGS ALWAYS.

All the days and nights given, blessed for us, by our Great God.

Living to be godly rather than worldly deceiving ourselves we are living godly while absorbing, being occupied, adapting, adopting, and accommodating the philosophies, the empty deceit, the teachings of men and women, the foolish and deadly human traditions according to the spiritual forces of this world and NOT according to the Lord Jesus Christ, King of kings, Lord of lords and the only Way to the Father, the only Way to eternal life in heaven.

The administrator of A CROOKED PATH.

Saturday, March 25th, 2023