Rules, Religion, Relationship.

Rod Shimabukuro


For in him the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily, and you have been filled in him, who is the head of all rule and authority. Colossians 2:9-10


As a continuing thought from yesterday’s devo - in v.1-3, Paul acknowledges his “struggle” for the saints. He desires their hearts to be encouraged, knit together in love- to reach wisdom which he says is all the riches of full Jesus. It’s in Jesus that wisdom for his and others maturity is found.

This wisdom is connected to the powerful life transforming power of God is found in v9-10! In Jesus dwells the completeness of God and we have been FILLED IN HIM! Ka-BOOM! That’s Explosive! It’s not in our rules, regulations and man ordered religious/human ways that leads us to wisdom or a closer relationship with Jesus.

“Do not handle, Do not taste, Do not touch” ... —according to human precepts and teachings? These have indeed an appearance of wisdom in promoting self-made religion ... they are of no value in stopping the indulgence of the flesh. Colossians 2:21-23


WOW again God! The more I grow in understanding, wisdom - through God’s spirit’s revelation - the more I truly struggle with the burden of guiding His family in maturity, love, wisdom and unity. It’s a godly burden of feeling responsible to be a good steward of my relationship with Jesus. To live a life of wisdom that comes from the heart of God in me. That comes from the deity of of Jesus in me.


Thanks for answering Paul’s prayer for me in Col 1:9-11! Thank you for filling me with You! Not just all Your attributes - I’m filled with YOU! I cannot fully fathom this revelation but I’m soooooooo grateful for this revelation! Help me to live a life of wisdom that pours forth from a fully surrendered heart to You!

Devotions for June 16

1 Kings 17,18,19
Colossians 2

Start Doing Devotions

Devotions are an important part of everyday life. Click here to learn how to do devotions.